A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 20 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (12 miles) on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 576.11 km (358 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20005ijj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ijj. Exact location of event, depth 576.11 km, -178.5044° West, -20.6812° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 04:04:28 / April 9, 2016 @ 4:04 am. The temblor was detected at 16:04:28 / 4:04 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 20 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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