A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 269 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (167 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 567.27 km (352 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.625 West, latitude -17.9198 South, depth = 567.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:44:58 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a023. Id of event: us6000a023. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 16:44:58 / May 19, 2020 @ 4:44 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days two hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 269 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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