A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 270 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (168 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 528.96 km (329 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:21:35 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 23:21:35 / August 19, 2018 @ 11:21 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 528.96 km, -178.4539° West, -17.6923° South. Id of earthquake: us1000gisy. Event ids that are associated: us1000gisy.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirty-nine, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 270 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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