A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 217 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (135 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -178.9298 West, latitude -17.5256 South, depth = 549.29 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/07/17 / 2017-07-24 16:27:39 / July 24, 2017 @ 4:27 pm. Unique identifier: us2000a24s. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a24s. The temblor was picked up at 04:27:39 / 4:27 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 549.29 km (341 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 217 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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