A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 294 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (183 miles) on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 19:29:29 / 7:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 07:29:29 / August 21, 2018 @ 7:29 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 585.16 km (364 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000h5g1. Event ids that are associated: us2000h5g1. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.9952 West, latitude -18.0729 South, depth = 585.16 km.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 294 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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