A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Suva in Fiji. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 625.5 km (389 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:16:23 / 2:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 178.9655 East, latitude -18.64 South, depth = 625.5 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 02:16:23 / August 19, 2018 @ 2:16 am. Id of earthquake: us1000gilu. Event ids that are associated: us1000gilu.
The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Suva (c. 77 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suva, Levuka (min 5000 pop).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 78 km SE of Suva, Fiji.
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