A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 187 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (116 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 00:22:14 / October 21, 2016 @ 12:22 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 514.73 km (320 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 12:22:14 / 12:22 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 514.73 km, -178.9948° West, -17.0671° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007fs7. Unique identifier: us20007fs7.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 187 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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