A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 201 km ESE of Suva, Fiji (125 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000hgq3. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgq3. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 679.12 km (422 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 22:58:14 / 10:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -179.698° West, latitude -18.5179° South, depth = 679.12 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/18 / 2018-09-09 10:58:14 / September 9, 2018 @ 10:58 am.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 201 km ESE of Suva, Fiji.
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