A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 291 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (181 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:12:46 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -177.8158° West, latitude -18.1561° South, depth = 560.1 km. Unique identifier: us1000giqi. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000giqi. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 560.1 km (348 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 15:12:46 / August 19, 2018 @ 3:12 pm.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-four, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days sixty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 291 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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