A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 73 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (45 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 01:44:07 / 1:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -177.9902° West, latitude -20.6388° South, depth = 523.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/09/17 / 2017-09-03 13:44:07 / September 3, 2017 @ 1:44 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 523.94 km (326 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000af27. Id of event: us2000af27.
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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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