A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 22:58:42 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/11/17 / 2017-11-05 10:58:42 / November 5, 2017 @ 10:58 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000biu7. Id of event: us2000biu7. Exact location of event, longitude -177.1526 West, latitude -25.1765 South, depth = 127.35 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 127.35 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: South of the Fiji Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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