A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 292 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (181 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:13:40 / 7:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -178.4027° West, -17.9873° South, depth 560.27 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 560.27 km (348 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 07:13:40 / February 2, 2016 @ 7:13 am. Unique identifier: us20004y3h. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004y3h.
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 one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-one 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: 292 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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