A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 59 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (37 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 04:44:03 / January 4, 2016 @ 4:44 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:44:03 / 4:44 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 606.93 km (377 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10004dzt. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004dzt. Exact location, longitude -178.4041° West, latitude -20.1939° South, depth = 606.93 km.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and two 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.
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