A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 287 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (178 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 525.91 km (327 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -178.2198° West, latitude -18.0901° South, depth = 525.91 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 05:45:26 / August 19, 2018 @ 5:45 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000gd2j. Event ids that are associated: us1000gd2j. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:45:26 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 287 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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