A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/01/16 / 2016-01-22 01:26:40 / January 22, 2016 @ 1:26 am. 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: us20004v2m. Id of event: us20004v2m. Exact location of earthquake, -177.3147° West, -25.2762° South, depth 101.23 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 101.23 km (63 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:26:40 / 1:26 pm (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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