A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 241 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (150 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.78 West, latitude -17.6911 South, depth = 541 km. Unique identifier: us2000cqpl. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cqpl. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 541 km (336 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:52:41 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/18 / 2018-01-28 16:52:41 / January 28, 2018 @ 4:52 pm UTC/GMT.
Each 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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 241 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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