A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 229 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (142 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/02/20 / 2020-02-06 12:00:54 / February 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 604.33 km (376 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -179.1241 West, latitude -17.91 South, depth = 604.33 km. The temblor was detected at 00:00:54 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us70007jvs. Event ids that are associated: us70007jvs.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: 229 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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