A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 292 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (181 miles). The temblor was picked up at 04:47:35 / 4:47 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 16:47:35 / August 19, 2018 @ 4:47 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 538.8 km (335 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.2959 West, latitude -17.8365 South, depth = 538.8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000gir0. Event ids that are associated: us1000gir0.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-two, in the last 10 days ninety-three, in the past 30 days ninety-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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