A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 251 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (156 miles) on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000h9hl. Unique identifier: us2000h9hl. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:00:43 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 593.15 km (369 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -178.2148° West, latitude -18.422° South, depth = 593.15 km. 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: 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 17:00:43 / August 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm.
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and three, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 251 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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