A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 264 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (164 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.2832 West, latitude -18.2902 South, depth = 514.14 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:24:21 / 3:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 514.14 km (319 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 03:24:21 / August 19, 2018 @ 3:24 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us1000gita. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gita.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days eighty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 264 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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