A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, Fiji region (0 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 16:52:57 / August 20, 2018 @ 4:52 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 04:52:57 / 4:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -178.0349 West, latitude -17.9106 South, depth = 504.36 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 504.36 km (313 miles). Unique identifier: us1000gjh0. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gjh0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been fifty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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