A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, Fiji region (0 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 02:31:20 / August 19, 2018 @ 2:31 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -177.8822° West, -17.5393° South, depth 619.31 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 619.31 km (385 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:31:20 / 2:31 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gimu. Id of event: us1000gimu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and seventy-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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