A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 259 km E of Levuka, Fiji (161 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 577.1 km (359 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a1uv. Id of event: us6000a1uv. Global time and date of event 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 18:35:56 / May 23, 2020 @ 6:35 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:35:56 / 6:35 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -178.2299° West, -18.0119° South, depth 577.1 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 259 km E of Levuka, Fiji.
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