A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 261 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (162 miles) on Friday. The temblor was reported at 13:57:29 / 1:57 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 561.54 km (349 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/18 / 2018-09-08 01:57:29 / September 8, 2018 @ 1:57 am. Id of earthquake: us2000hgnh. Event ids that are associated: us2000hgnh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.3586 West, latitude -18.3117 South, depth = 561.54 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 261 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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