A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, Fiji region (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 15:33:27 / August 20, 2018 @ 3:33 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.9334 West, latitude -17.9073 South, depth = 533.29 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 533.29 km (331 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 03:33:27 / 3:33 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gjgb. Id of event: us1000gjgb.
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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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