A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 170 km SSE of Lambasa, Fiji (106 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 09:28:57 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000aunh. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000aunh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -179.9276 West, latitude -17.8119 South, depth = 610.63 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 610.63 km (379 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/10/17 / 2017-10-14 21:28:57 / October 14, 2017 @ 9:28 pm.
Every 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 170 km SSE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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