A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Suva in Fiji on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 508.61 km (316 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20009n3b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009n3b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 178.8756 East, latitude -17.9885 South, depth = 508.61 km. Global time and date of event 13/06/17 / 2017-06-13 16:30:36 / June 13, 2017 @ 4:30 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:30:36 / 4:30 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Suva (c. 77 400 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suva, Levuka.
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 have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 48 km ENE of Suva, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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