A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 248 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (154 miles) on Sunday. Global time and date of event 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 00:04:08 / August 20, 2018 @ 12:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.5245 West, latitude -17.4016 South, depth = 475.8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:04:08 / 12:04 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 475.8 km (296 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000gdl6. Event ids that are associated: us1000gdl6.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days thirty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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