A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 266 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (165 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006t86. Id of event: us60006t86. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 06:17:03 / 6:17 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 18:17:03 / December 9, 2019 @ 6:17 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 535.35 km (333 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 535.35 km, -178.4857° West, -17.6755° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 266 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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