A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 256 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (159 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.3578 West, latitude -17.2101 South, depth = 442.39 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:24:09 / 9:24 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/02/19 / 2019-02-23 09:24:09 / February 23, 2019 @ 9:24 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 442.39 km (275 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000jaw1. Event ids that are associated: us1000jaw1. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Every 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 five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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