A great earthquake with magnitude 8.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 281 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (175 miles). Global time and date of event 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 00:19:37 / August 19, 2018 @ 12:19 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 559.56 km (348 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Ndoi Island in Fiji (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:19:37 / 12:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -178.144° West, latitude -18.1645° South, depth = 559.56 km. All ids that are associated to the event: at00pdom8q, pt18231000, us1000gcii. Unique identifier: us1000gcii.
Earthquakes 8.0 or greater can totally destroy communities near the epicenter. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1-2 great earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 281 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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