A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 248 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (154 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -178.734° West, latitude -17.7466° South, depth = 534.6 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a6it. Id of event: us2000a6it. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 534.6 km (332 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/08/17 / 2017-08-09 18:25:45 / August 9, 2017 @ 6:25 pm. The temblor was detected at 06:25:45 / 6:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 248 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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