A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 176 km SSE of Lambasa, Fiji (109 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 10:07:01 / August 19, 2018 @ 10:07 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gipl. Unique identifier: us1000gipl. Exact location of event, depth 648.77 km, -179.7174° West, -17.7585° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:07:01 / 10:07 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 648.77 km (403 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 176 km SSE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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