A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:38:29 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 22/03/17 / 2017-03-22 23:38:29 / March 22, 2017 @ 11:38 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -179.6422° West, -23.7373° South, depth 524.84 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 524.84 km (326 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20008vmp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008vmp.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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