A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 266 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (165 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/08/18 / 2018-08-18 19:03:59 / August 18, 2018 @ 7:03 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:03:59 / 7:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 577.47 km (359 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000ggrt. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000ggrt. Exact location of event, longitude -178.6015 West, latitude -17.8505 South, depth = 577.47 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eleven, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 266 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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