A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 293 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (182 miles) on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -178.3736° West, -17.9578° South, depth 569.01 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bkai. Id of event: us2000bkai. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:29:00 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 569.01 km (354 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/11/17 / 2017-11-08 10:29:00 / November 8, 2017 @ 10:29 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 293 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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