A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 262 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (163 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20009nqp. Event ids that are associated: us20009nqp. The epicenter was at a depth of 569.8 km (354 miles). Exact location, longitude -178.5866° West, latitude -17.7679° South, depth = 569.8 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/06/17 / 2017-06-14 16:19:18 / June 14, 2017 @ 4:19 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 04:19:18 / 4:19 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 262 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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