A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 281 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (175 miles) on Saturday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:49:28 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000gimg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gimg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 01:49:28 / August 19, 2018 @ 1:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -177.8022 West, latitude -18.2527 South, depth = 634.3 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 634.3 km (394 miles).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and seventy-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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