A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 241 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (150 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 557.44 km (346 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 10:23:44 / January 9, 2016 @ 10:23 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -178.7249 West, latitude -17.6231 South, depth = 557.44 km. The temblor was reported at 22:23:44 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004eim. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004eim.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 241 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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