A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 296 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (184 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 607.04 km (377 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 02:14:30 / August 19, 2018 @ 2:14 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gilp. Unique identifier: us1000gilp. The temblor was picked up at 14:14:30 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -177.8257° West, latitude -18.1056° South, depth = 607.04 km.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and six, in the last 10 days one hundred and eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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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. 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: 296 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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