A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 30 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (19 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 612.71 km (381 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.463 West, latitude -20.4928 South, depth = 612.71 km. Unique identifier: us20008sgr. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008sgr. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:11:37 / 7:11 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/03/17 / 2017-03-08 19:11:37 / March 8, 2017 @ 7:11 pm.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-five 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 30 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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