A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 256 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (159 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:51:34 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/03/18 / 2018-03-18 22:51:34 / March 18, 2018 @ 10:51 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d69j. Id of event: us1000d69j. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.6462 West, latitude -17.7561 South, depth = 551.92 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 551.92 km (343 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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