A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 265 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (165 miles) on Saturday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:29:17 / 10:29 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 585.73 km (364 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 10:29:17 / January 31, 2016 @ 10:29 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -178.3731° West, -17.471° South, depth 585.73 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004x1r. Id of event: us20004x1r.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifteen 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. 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: 265 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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