A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 240 km NW of Alofi, Niue (149 miles) on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007vsy. Unique identifier: us10007vsy. Exact location, longitude -171.7874° West, latitude -17.8142° South, depth = 22.98 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/01/17 / 2017-01-13 07:28:08 / January 13, 2017 @ 7:28 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.98 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:28:08 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifteen 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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