A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, Fiji region (0 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h303. Id of event: us1000h303. Exact location, longitude -178.1655° West, latitude -17.811° South, depth = 500.17 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:53:15 / 9:53 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 500.17 km (311 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/18 / 2018-09-26 21:53:15 / September 26, 2018 @ 9:53 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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