A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 04:21:52 / 4:21 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 457.83 km (284 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 16:21:52 / August 19, 2017 @ 4:21 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000abb9. Id of event: us2000abb9. Exact location of earthquake, -179.4909° West, -26.7089° South, depth 457.83 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: South of the Fiji Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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