A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -179.6105 West, latitude -23.822 South, depth = 458.89 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 458.89 km (285 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 13:31:23 / January 2, 2016 @ 1:31 pm. The temblor was reported at 01:31:23 / 1:31 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004dhq. Event ids that are associated: us10004dhq.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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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