A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 68.07 km (42 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 68.07 km, -176.5904° West, -25.4716° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:06:03 / 1:06 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70009b44. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009b44. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/05/20 / 2020-05-01 01:06:03 / May 1, 2020 @ 1:06 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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