A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 292 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (181 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 595.13 km (370 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -177.7274 West, latitude -18.1778 South, depth = 595.13 km. Id of earthquake: us1000git0. Event ids that are associated: us1000git0. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 13:04:36 / 1:04 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 01:04:36 / August 19, 2018 @ 1:04 am UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 292 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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