A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes Fiji region (0 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/08/18 / 2018-08-15 21:38:05 / August 15, 2018 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:38:05 / 9:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 563.88 km (350 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.1899 West, latitude -17.9556 South, depth = 563.88 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ga0r. Id of event: us1000ga0r.
In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and two, in the past 30 days one hundred and seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-seven 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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