A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Event id: us1000ata4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ata4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 497.87 km (309 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 04:49:18 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -179.6187° West, -24.7258° South, depth 497.87 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/10/17 / 2017-10-09 16:49:18 / October 9, 2017 @ 4:49 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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