A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 526.88 km (327 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 526.88 km, 179.9844° East, -24.8041° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:55:16 / 12:55 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20004hjr. Unique identifier: us20004hjr. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/12/15 / 2015-12-12 00:55:16 / December 12, 2015 @ 12:55 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: South of the Fiji Islands.
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