A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes Fiji region (0 miles) on Saturday. Unique identifier: us1000gcw3. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gcw3. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 616.92 km (383 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:15:32 / 4:15 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 04:15:32 / August 19, 2018 @ 4:15 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.0356 West, latitude -17.9511 South, depth = 616.92 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 twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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