A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 265 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (165 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 02:56:43 / August 19, 2018 @ 2:56 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000gimy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gimy. Exact location, longitude -178.5241° West, latitude -17.714° South, depth = 536.67 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 536.67 km (333 miles). The temblor was reported at 14:56:43 / 2:56 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-one 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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