A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 06:35:41 / January 9, 2021 @ 6:35 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d14q. Id of event: us7000d14q. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 561.31 km (349 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.792 West, latitude -23.2114 South, depth = 561.31 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:35:41 / 6:35 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty-seven 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: south of the Fiji Islands.
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