A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude 179.9582° East, latitude -24.7293° South, depth = 555.22 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000gbh4. Event ids that are associated: us1000gbh4. The temblor was detected at 06:14:29 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 13/08/18 / 2018-08-13 18:14:29 / August 13, 2018 @ 6:14 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 555.22 km (345 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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