A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 300 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (186 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 05:06:45 / August 19, 2018 @ 5:06 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000giml. Id of event: us1000giml. Exact location of earthquake, -177.996° West, -18.0182° South, depth 586.07 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 586.07 km (364 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:06:45 / 5:06 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and fourteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-six 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 300 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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