A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 246 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (153 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/08/16 / 2016-08-28 09:53:06 / August 28, 2016 @ 9:53 am. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:53:06 / 9:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -178.7096° West, latitude -18.4254° South, depth = 544.58 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 544.58 km (338 miles). Event id: us10006jcg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jcg.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 246 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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