A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 282 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (175 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 570.86 km (355 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:34:40 / 9:34 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20009nf4. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009nf4. Exact location, longitude -178.4319° West, latitude -17.8665° South, depth = 570.86 km. Global time and date of event 18/06/17 / 2017-06-18 09:34:40 / June 18, 2017 @ 9:34 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 282 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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