A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 296 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (184 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000gd7k. Event ids that are associated: us1000gd7k. The temblor was detected at 23:00:31 / 11:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -177.982° West, latitude -18.0568° South, depth = 552.25 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 552.25 km (343 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 11:00:31 / August 19, 2018 @ 11:00 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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