A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 275 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (171 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 546.09 km (339 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.0296 West, latitude -18.2418 South, depth = 546.09 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 12:46:00 / 12:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gitv. Id of event: us1000gitv. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 00:46:00 / August 19, 2018 @ 12:46 am.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-nine, in the last 10 days eighty-one, in the past 30 days eighty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two 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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