A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 76 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (47 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000arkk. Event ids that are associated: us2000arkk. Exact location of earthquake, -177.997° West, -20.4492° South, depth 555.15 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 555.15 km (345 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:57:07 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/17 / 2017-09-01 03:57:07 / September 1, 2017 @ 3:57 am.
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 four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 76 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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