A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 151 kilometers (94 miles) from Lambasa in Fiji. Exact location of event, depth 636.16 km, 179.9419° East, -17.6785° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 07:47:30 / September 16, 2018 @ 7:47 am. The temblor was reported at 19:47:30 / 7:47 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 636.16 km (395 miles). Event id: us2000hfdu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hfdu.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levuka (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every 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.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 151 km SSE of Lambasa, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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