A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.3795 East, latitude -25.1705 South, depth = 497.64 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/12/15 / 2015-12-28 04:11:50 / December 28, 2015 @ 4:11 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 497.64 km (309 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 16:11:50 / 4:11 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004bj7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004bj7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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