A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 244 km E of Levuka, Fiji (152 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 21:35:05 / January 9, 2021 @ 9:35 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.3822 West, latitude -17.8795 South, depth = 566.38 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 566.38 km (352 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d73j. Unique identifier: us6000d73j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 21:35:05 / 9:35 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 244 km E of Levuka, Fiji.
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