A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 274 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (170 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 03:19:38 / August 19, 2018 @ 3:19 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 15:19:38 / 3:19 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gim8. Unique identifier: us1000gim8. Exact location of event, longitude -177.9709 West, latitude -18.2652 South, depth = 587.76 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 587.76 km (365 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-three, in the last 10 days seventy-five, in the past 30 days eighty and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 274 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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