A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 202 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (126 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 22:45:13 / August 19, 2018 @ 10:45 pm. Unique identifier: us1000gis5. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gis5. Exact location of event, depth 601.98 km, -179.5197° West, -17.9098° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:45:13 / 10:45 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 601.98 km (374 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 seventeen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 202 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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