A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 223 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (139 miles) on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 616.43 km (383 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 616.43 km, -179.4036° West, -18.0666° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:43:52 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 22:43:52 / April 20, 2016 @ 10:43 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005kar. Id of event: us20005kar.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 223 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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