A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 290 km E of Levuka, Fiji (180 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/10/20 / 2020-10-15 16:35:21 / October 15, 2020 @ 4:35 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:35:21 / 4:35 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 566.93 km (352 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.9377 West, latitude -18.2047 South, depth = 566.93 km. Id of earthquake: us6000cakw. Event ids that are associated: us6000cakw.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days twenty-four, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 290 km E of Levuka, Fiji.
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