A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 283 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (176 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/08/18 / 2018-08-26 02:50:13 / August 26, 2018 @ 2:50 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 563.22 km (350 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000ghfb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ghfb. Exact location of earthquake, -178.0182° West, -18.1674° South, depth 563.22 km. The temblor was detected at 14:50:13 / 2:50 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days sixty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 283 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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