A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 32 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji (20 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 06:10:01 / August 29, 2018 @ 6:10 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 566.25 km (352 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000gjbz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gjbz. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.7406 West, latitude -20.9424 South, depth = 566.25 km. The temblor was reported at 18:10:01 / 6:10 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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