A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 286 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (178 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:03:25 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/04/17 / 2017-04-03 12:03:25 / April 3, 2017 @ 12:03 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008fiv. Id of event: us10008fiv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 580.26 km (361 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.4489 West, latitude -17.9579 South, depth = 580.26 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 286 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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