A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 287 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (178 miles) on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 01:25:39 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -178.44 West, latitude -17.9555 South, depth = 586.12 km. Id of earthquake: us1000d747. Event ids that are associated: us1000d747. 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 586.12 km (364 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/18 / 2018-03-12 13:25:39 / March 12, 2018 @ 1:25 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 287 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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