A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 243 km E of Levuka, Fiji (151 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 15:41:17 / 3:41 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 577.89 km (359 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/21 / 2021-02-07 15:41:17 / February 7, 2021 @ 3:41 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dfd2. Unique identifier: us6000dfd2. Exact location, longitude -178.3881° West, latitude -18.0221° South, depth = 577.89 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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