A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported Fiji region (0 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 583.48 km (363 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -177.5531 West, latitude -18.0116 South, depth = 583.48 km. The temblor was picked up at 23:30:33 / 11:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 11:30:33 / August 19, 2018 @ 11:30 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gisp. Unique identifier: us1000gisp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and six, in the last 10 days one hundred and seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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.
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