A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 256 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (159 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:13:48 / 3:13 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/08/17 / 2017-08-23 15:13:48 / August 23, 2017 @ 3:13 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 550.09 km (342 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abrv. Id of event: us2000abrv. Exact location of event, depth 550.09 km, -178.6376° West, -17.7425° South.
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 five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-five 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 256 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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