A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 252 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (157 miles). Event id: us70005sid. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005sid. The temblor was reported at 22:00:11 / 10:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 09/10/19 / 2019-10-09 10:00:11 / October 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 563.28 km, -178.7008° West, -17.7625° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 563.28 km (350 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 252 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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