A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 144 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (89 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 21:33:26 / January 9, 2016 @ 9:33 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -179.3379° West, -21.8143° South, depth 587.16 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:33:26 / 9:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004eiz. Id of event: us10004eiz. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 587.16 km (365 miles).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, 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 nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 144 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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