A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported Fiji region (0 miles) on Saturday. Event id: us1000giq4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000giq4. The temblor was detected at 20:35:18 / 8:35 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -177.9132° West, latitude -17.8349° South, depth = 587.21 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 08:35:18 / August 19, 2018 @ 8:35 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 587.21 km (365 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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