A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 268 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (167 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hefh. Id of event: us2000hefh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 579.13 km, -178.2024° West, -18.2737° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/09/18 / 2018-09-14 03:15:53 / September 14, 2018 @ 3:15 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 579.13 km (360 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 15:15:53 / 3:15 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, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days two hundred and ten and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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