A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 144 kilometers (89 miles) from Lambasa in Fiji. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/11/17 / 2017-11-03 21:04:45 / November 3, 2017 @ 9:04 pm. Unique identifier: us2000bmnp. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bmnp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 565.98 km (352 miles). Exact location, longitude 179.8318° East, latitude -17.6526° South, depth = 565.98 km. The temblor was detected at 09:04:45 / 9:04 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levuka (min 5000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 144 km SSE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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