A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 244 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (152 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -178.5196 West, latitude -18.4482 South, depth = 568.35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 02:48:51 / August 19, 2018 @ 2:48 am. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:48:51 / 2:48 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000git6. Event ids that are associated: us1000git6. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 568.35 km (353 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 244 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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