A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Lautoka in Fiji. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 05:03:48 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 177.3521° East, -16.7998° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/06/17 / 2017-06-16 17:03:48 / June 16, 2017 @ 5:03 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009n4a. Unique identifier: us20009n4a. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Lautoka (c. 52 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ba (c. 14 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lautoka, Ba (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 91 km N of Lautoka, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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