A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 296 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (184 miles). Event id: us1000gejd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gejd. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 594.4 km (369 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 22:56:34 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 10:56:34 / August 21, 2018 @ 10:56 am. Exact location of event, longitude -178.0164 West, latitude -18.0553 South, depth = 594.4 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourty-seven, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 296 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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