A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 483.04 km, -179.6375° West, -23.7578° South. Global time and date of event 07/05/17 / 2017-05-07 15:51:50 / May 7, 2017 @ 3:51 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008rw2. Event ids that are associated: us10008rw2. The epicenter was at a depth of 483.04 km (300 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:51:50 / 3:51 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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