A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 149 km NNW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (93 miles) on Monday. The temblor was detected at 08:16:52 / 8:16 am (local time epicenter). 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 673.74 km (419 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.9821 West, latitude -19.3259 South, depth = 673.74 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 20:16:52 / March 5, 2018 @ 8:16 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dcih. Unique identifier: us2000dcih.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 149 km NNW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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