A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/08/16 / 2016-08-23 15:49:14 / August 23, 2016 @ 3:49 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 532.64 km (331 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.3654 West, latitude -24.6741 South, depth = 532.64 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:49:14 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006u9u. Id of event: us20006u9u.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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