A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 281 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (175 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 08:30:02 / 8:30 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 571.01 km (355 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/03/20 / 2020-03-12 20:30:02 / March 12, 2020 @ 8:30 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008gvp. Id of event: us70008gvp. Exact location of event, longitude -178.2913 West, latitude -17.6208 South, depth = 571.01 km.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 281 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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