A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 290 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (180 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.4548 West, latitude -18.0395 South, depth = 551.06 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 551.06 km (342 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 05:23:48 / September 6, 2018 @ 5:23 am. The temblor was picked up at 17:23:48 / 5:23 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hgk3. Unique identifier: us2000hgk3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-one, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-nine and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 290 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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