A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 279 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (173 miles) on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gilz. Id of event: us1000gilz. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:47:32 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -178.0942° West, -18.1929° South, depth 556.79 km. 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: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 02:47:32 / August 19, 2018 @ 2:47 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 556.79 km (346 miles).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and seventy-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 279 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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