A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact location, longitude 179.5033° East, latitude -25.6469° South, depth = 526.04 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 526.04 km (327 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:05:43 / 1:05 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000gjhi. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gjhi. Global time and date of event 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 01:05:43 / August 20, 2018 @ 1:05 am UTC/GMT. 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 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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