A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 288 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (179 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 593.97 km (369 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us2000atfc. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000atfc. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:28:54 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -178.433° West, -17.9699° South, depth 593.97 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/17 / 2017-09-23 00:28:54 / September 23, 2017 @ 12:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 288 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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