A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 281 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (175 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:53:56 / 2:53 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000arn5. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000arn5. Exact location of event, longitude -178.4643 West, latitude -17.8965 South, depth = 598.82 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 14:53:56 / September 4, 2017 @ 2:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 598.82 km (372 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 281 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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