A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 270 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (168 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 08:25:34 / August 19, 2018 @ 8:25 am. Exact location of earthquake, -178.1989° West, -18.2517° South, depth 543.64 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:25:34 / 8:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gip1. Unique identifier: us1000gip1. The epicenter was at a depth of 543.64 km (338 miles).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and twelve, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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