A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 263 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (163 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000aact. Event ids that are associated: us2000aact. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 532.4 km (331 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 532.4 km, -178.5237° West, -17.6923° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:17:44 / 8:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/08/17 / 2017-08-21 20:17:44 / August 21, 2017 @ 8:17 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-two 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 263 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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