A earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was reported 254 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (158 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000a9n1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9n1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 538.62 km (335 miles). The 6.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:00:52 / 2:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -178.8503 West, latitude -17.9654 South, depth = 538.62 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 02:00:52 / August 19, 2017 @ 2:00 am UTC/GMT.
There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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. 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: 254 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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