A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/10/15 / 2015-10-18 19:37:30 / October 18, 2015 @ 7:37 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 517.29 km (321 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.7995 West, latitude -23.4703 South, depth = 517.29 km. Id of earthquake: us10003pje. Event ids that are associated: us10003pje. The temblor was picked up at 07:37:30 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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