A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 239 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (149 miles) on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/03/20 / 2020-03-06 13:16:09 / March 6, 2020 @ 1:16 pm. Unique identifier: us60008dtc. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008dtc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 561.23 km (349 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:16:09 / 1:16 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 561.23 km, -178.9201° West, -17.8378° South.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 239 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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