A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 51 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (32 miles). Event id: us2000a9sn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9sn. 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: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 21:21:51 / August 19, 2017 @ 9:21 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 594.96 km (370 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -178.808° West, -21.1004° South, depth 594.96 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:21:51 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 51 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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