A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 198 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (123 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 551.47 km (343 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -177.193° West, -19.562° South, depth 551.47 km. Global time and date of event 05/03/16 / 2016-03-05 10:26:50 / March 5, 2016 @ 10:26 am UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:26:50 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004wbl. Id of event: us10004wbl.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 198 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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