A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 283 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (176 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:50:08 / 3:50 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000hhmf. Event ids that are associated: us2000hhmf. The epicenter was at a depth of 591.21 km (367 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.3962 West, latitude -18.1027 South, depth = 591.21 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/09/18 / 2018-09-20 15:50:08 / September 20, 2018 @ 3:50 pm.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days fifty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 283 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji.
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