A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 267 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (166 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 598.77 km (372 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 21:28:07 / August 19, 2018 @ 9:28 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000giry. Id of event: us1000giry. Exact location, longitude -178.7269° West, latitude -18.0092° South, depth = 598.77 km. The temblor was detected at 09:28:07 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two hundred and thirty-seven, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-six and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 267 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.
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