A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 291 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (181 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 598.14 km (372 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000gipb. Event ids that are associated: us1000gipb. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:43:21 / 9:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 09:43:21 / August 19, 2018 @ 9:43 am. Exact location of event, longitude -177.9479 West, latitude -18.118 South, depth = 598.14 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 291 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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