A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 274 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (170 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.4259 West, latitude -17.7316 South, depth = 578.99 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/04/17 / 2017-04-27 06:20:40 / April 27, 2017 @ 6:20 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 578.99 km (360 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 18:20:40 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008ntk. Event ids that are associated: us10008ntk.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 274 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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