A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude 179.8918° East, latitude -25.5675° South, depth = 508.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 508.9 km (316 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:59:29 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c91n. Unique identifier: us6000c91n. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/10/20 / 2020-10-17 20:59:29 / October 17, 2020 @ 8:59 pm.
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 thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: south of the Fiji Islands.
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