A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 274 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (170 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:46:25 / 2:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000a8n1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a8n1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 561.7 km (349 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 02:46:25 / August 16, 2017 @ 2:46 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.5386 West, latitude -17.8839 South, depth = 561.7 km.
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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 274 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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