A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 277 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (172 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 06:09:40 / August 20, 2018 @ 6:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 526.26 km (327 miles). Event id: us1000gdqu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gdqu. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:09:40 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -178.209 West, latitude -18.1883 South, depth = 526.26 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 277 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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