A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 292 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (181 miles) on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 16:54:07 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 604.39 km (376 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 04:54:07 / August 20, 2018 @ 4:54 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.0092 West, latitude -18.0948 South, depth = 604.39 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gjev. Unique identifier: us1000gjev.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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