A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 275 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (171 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.3653 West, latitude -17.6526 South, depth = 583.86 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000axke. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000axke. Global time and date of event 20/10/17 / 2017-10-20 09:16:07 / October 20, 2017 @ 9:16 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 21:16:07 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 583.86 km (363 miles).
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 six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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