A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:39:46 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 564.88 km (351 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007w6z. Unique identifier: us10007w6z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -179.4332 West, latitude -23.5876 South, depth = 564.88 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/01/17 / 2017-01-14 00:39:46 / January 14, 2017 @ 12:39 am.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: South of the Fiji Islands.
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