A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 294 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (183 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:40:04 / 3:40 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 545.15 km (339 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us600079ba. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600079ba. Exact location of event, depth 545.15 km, -178.2649° West, -17.8263° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/01/20 / 2020-01-05 15:40:04 / January 5, 2020 @ 3:40 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 294 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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