A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 231 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (144 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.6962 West, latitude -17.3944 South, depth = 571.54 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004x2a. Event ids that are associated: us20004x2a. The epicenter was at a depth of 571.54 km (355 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:21:21 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 23:21:21 / January 31, 2016 @ 11:21 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 231 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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