A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 115 km WNW of Lambasa, Fiji (71 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:44:56 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/03/20 / 2020-03-12 15:44:56 / March 12, 2020 @ 3:44 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 28.54 km (18 miles). Unique identifier: us70008gve. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008gve. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.3327 East, latitude -16.1694 South, depth = 28.54 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 115 km WNW of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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