A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 286 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (178 miles) on Friday. Global time and date of event 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 17:56:44 / August 18, 2017 @ 5:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 595.26 km (370 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 05:56:44 / 5:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -177.4483° West, -18.3454° South, depth 595.26 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000ab03. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ab03.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-eight 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: 286 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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