A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 263 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (163 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -178.4892° West, -17.6387° South, depth 549.68 km. The temblor was picked up at 16:37:11 / 4:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/04/20 / 2020-04-05 04:37:11 / April 5, 2020 @ 4:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 549.68 km (342 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us70008sgn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008sgn.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 263 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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