A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 296 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (184 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 31/03/19 / 2019-03-31 15:40:02 / March 31, 2019 @ 3:40 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:40:02 / 3:40 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000k811. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000k811. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.2455 West, latitude -17.8299 South, depth = 550.1 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 550.1 km (342 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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