A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 133.1 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -176.7849° West, latitude -23.525° South, depth = 133.1 km. Unique identifier: us10008f88. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008f88. The temblor was picked up at 05:48:13 / 5:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 17:48:13 / March 31, 2017 @ 5:48 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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