A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 286 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (178 miles). Global time and date of event 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 08:08:19 / August 21, 2018 @ 8:08 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us2000h5g3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000h5g3. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 611.55 km (380 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.1095 West, latitude -18.1218 South, depth = 611.55 km. The temblor was reported at 20:08:19 / 8:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 286 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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