A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, Fiji region (0 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:17:21 / 3:17 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 03:17:21 / August 19, 2018 @ 3:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 506.29 km (315 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000gim2. Event ids that are associated: us1000gim2. Exact location of earthquake, -178.1782° West, -17.8556° South, depth 506.29 km.
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 seventy-six, in the last 10 days seventy-seven, in the past 30 days eighty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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