A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 217 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (135 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 585.19 km (364 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 14/02/16 / 2016-02-14 11:08:14 / February 14, 2016 @ 11:08 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.9901 West, latitude -17.6076 South, depth = 585.19 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:08:14 / 11:08 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004qjd. Event ids that are associated: us10004qjd.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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