A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 493.81 km (307 miles). Exact location, longitude -179.9661° West, latitude -24.86° South, depth = 493.81 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 07:28:08 / January 9, 2021 @ 7:28 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:28:08 / 7:28 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d14u. Id of event: us7000d14u.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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