A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 283 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (176 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -178.3508° West, latitude -17.7578° South, depth = 533.04 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:06:13 / 5:06 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/20 / 2020-03-02 17:06:13 / March 2, 2020 @ 5:06 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 533.04 km (331 miles). Unique identifier: us600087yy. Ids that are associated to the event: us600087yy.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 283 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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