A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 202 km ENE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island (126 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/01/18 / 2018-01-24 18:36:51 / January 24, 2018 @ 6:36 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000cp8z. Event ids that are associated: us2000cp8z. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was detected at 01:36:51 / 1:36 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 107.2374° East, -9.4413° South, depth 10 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 202 km ENE of Flying Fish Cove, Christmas Island.
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