A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 277 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (172 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.5581 West, latitude -17.9582 South, depth = 605.54 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 605.54 km (376 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/02/20 / 2020-02-29 18:10:58 / February 29, 2020 @ 6:10 pm. The temblor was reported at 06:10:58 / 6:10 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60008adb. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008adb.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 277 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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