A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 52 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (32 miles). Event id: us1000gcgr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gcgr. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 618.41 km (384 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:44:03 / 9:44 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/08/18 / 2018-08-18 21:44:03 / August 18, 2018 @ 9:44 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.9181 West, latitude -21.08 South, depth = 618.41 km.
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 three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 52 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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