A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 294 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (183 miles) on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 17:11:00 / April 18, 2017 @ 5:11 pm. 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 631 km (392 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10008ipk. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ipk. Exact location of event, longitude -178.2169 West, latitude -18.0314 South, depth = 631 km. The temblor was detected at 05:11:00 / 5:11 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 three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine 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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