A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 298 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (185 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, longitude -177.8994 West, latitude -18.0636 South, depth = 609.04 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 609.04 km (378 miles). Global time and date of event 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 01:58:14 / August 20, 2018 @ 1:58 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 13:58:14 / 1:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000gjez. Event ids that are associated: us1000gjez.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixteen, in the last 10 days one hundred and thirty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 298 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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