A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/04/17 / 2017-04-02 15:03:49 / April 2, 2017 @ 3:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 504.66 km (314 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008fht. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008fht. Exact location of event, depth 504.66 km, 179.7431° East, -25.47° South. The temblor was picked up at 03:03:49 / 3:03 am (local time epicenter).
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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