A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 288 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (179 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -178.3962 West, latitude -17.9055 South, depth = 618.86 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:42:01 / 6:42 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 18:42:01 / August 16, 2017 @ 6:42 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000aaky. Event ids that are associated: us2000aaky. The epicenter was at a depth of 618.86 km (385 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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