A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 117 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (73 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/05/17 / 2017-05-20 18:17:27 / May 20, 2017 @ 6:17 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 555.44 km (345 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:17:27 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10008vgg. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008vgg. Exact location of event, longitude -179.5361 West, latitude -16.6244 South, depth = 555.44 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 117 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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