A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 257 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (160 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -178.467° West, -17.4833° South, depth 622.38 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:24:03 / 11:24 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bsd4. Unique identifier: us2000bsd4. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 622.38 km (387 miles). Global time and date of event 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 23:24:03 / November 12, 2017 @ 11:24 pm UTC/GMT.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 257 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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