A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Lambasa in Fiji on Sunday. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:03:03 / 9:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/10/17 / 2017-10-28 21:03:03 / October 28, 2017 @ 9:03 pm. Exact location, longitude 178.4873° East, latitude -16.3397° South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bhz9. Unique identifier: us2000bhz9.
Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Lambasa (c. 27 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lambasa. Country/countries that might be effected, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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