A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 189 km E of Suva, Fiji (117 miles). Id of earthquake: us2000hglg. Event ids that are associated: us2000hglg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -179.7689 West, latitude -18.0633 South, depth = 619.87 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:48:58 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 22:48:58 / September 6, 2018 @ 10:48 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 619.87 km (385 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Each 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 five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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