A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 157 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (98 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -179.2841° West, -17.0309° South, depth 557.32 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 557.32 km (346 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:24:37 / 11:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/17 / 2017-09-16 11:24:37 / September 16, 2017 @ 11:24 am. Unique identifier: us2000ap1n. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ap1n.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 157 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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