A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 239 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (149 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:39:41 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -178.7512° West, latitude -17.6246° South, depth = 548.69 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us100088p6. Unique identifier: us100088p6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 548.69 km (341 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 16:39:41 / March 13, 2017 @ 4:39 pm.
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 eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 239 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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