A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes Fiji region (0 miles) on Sunday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:11:49 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.9522 West, latitude -17.6888 South, depth = 426.87 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 426.87 km (265 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 18:11:49 / August 19, 2018 @ 6:11 pm UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us1000girb. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000girb.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-seven, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and four and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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