A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 287 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (178 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 22:43:42 / August 19, 2018 @ 10:43 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000gisw. Event ids that are associated: us1000gisw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:43:42 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 398.5 km (248 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -178.1795° West, latitude -18.1033° South, depth = 398.5 km.
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 fourty-four, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 287 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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