A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 279 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (173 miles) on Sunday. Unique identifier: us60007k7c. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007k7c. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 16:44:48 / January 19, 2020 @ 4:44 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 542.31 km (337 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -178.5188° West, -17.9372° South, depth 542.31 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:44:48 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 279 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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