A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 143 km SW of Nadi, Fiji (89 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 26 km (16 miles). Event id: us10007w7q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007w7q. The temblor was reported at 06:36:47 / 6:36 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/01/17 / 2017-01-14 18:36:47 / January 14, 2017 @ 6:36 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 176.2975 East, latitude -18.5338 South, depth = 26 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days fourty-nine 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.
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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: 143 km SW of Nadi, Fiji.
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