A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 295 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (183 miles). Unique identifier: us2000h5hg. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h5hg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 512.6 km, -178.3208° West, -17.9164° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 512.6 km (319 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 07:14:34 / August 21, 2018 @ 7:14 am. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:14:34 / 7:14 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 295 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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