A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Global time and date of event 22/10/18 / 2018-10-22 15:48:04 / October 22, 2018 @ 3:48 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -179.8798° West, -24.4749° South, depth 512.09 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hh3a. Id of event: us1000hh3a. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:48:04 / 3:48 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 512.09 km (318 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: South of the Fiji Islands.
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