A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 284 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (176 miles) on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.3363 West, latitude -17.7535 South, depth = 566.05 km. Global time and date of event 27/03/17 / 2017-03-27 16:14:19 / March 27, 2017 @ 4:14 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 566.05 km (352 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10008dlr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008dlr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:14:19 / 4:14 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six 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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