A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 249 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (155 miles) on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000giu9. Unique identifier: us1000giu9. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 02:38:08 / August 19, 2018 @ 2:38 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 552.49 km (343 miles). Exact location of event, depth 552.49 km, -177.996° West, -18.4976° South. The temblor was reported at 14:38:08 / 2:38 pm (local time epicenter).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty-eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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