A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 288 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (179 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 580.7 km (361 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -178.0694° West, -18.1133° South, depth 580.7 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 03:43:47 / August 19, 2018 @ 3:43 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:43:47 / 3:43 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gitd. Id of event: us1000gitd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-four, in the last 10 days eighty-five, in the past 30 days ninety-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 288 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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