A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 231 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (144 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 546.58 km (340 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:54:26 / 5:54 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/07/17 / 2017-07-30 17:54:26 / July 30, 2017 @ 5:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000a458. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a458. Exact location of event, depth 546.58 km, -178.788° West, -17.5454° South.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 231 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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