A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact location, longitude -179.8868° West, latitude -23.1928° South, depth = 577.83 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/05/16 / 2016-05-08 23:22:53 / May 8, 2016 @ 11:22 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 577.83 km (359 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005hzr. Unique identifier: us10005hzr. The temblor was detected at 11:22:53 / 11:22 am (local time epicenter).
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 three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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