A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 61 km SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (38 miles). Exact location of event, depth 529.59 km, -178.3255° West, -21.0832° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/03/18 / 2018-03-16 17:17:46 / March 16, 2018 @ 5:17 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000d7xv. Event ids that are associated: us1000d7xv. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 529.59 km (329 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:17:46 / 5:17 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 61 km SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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