A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Monday. Exact location, longitude 179.5528° East, latitude -25.8135° South, depth = 524.87 km. Id of earthquake: us1000hb49. Event ids that are associated: us1000hb49. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 524.87 km (326 miles). The temblor was reported at 08:15:30 / 8:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/10/18 / 2018-10-07 20:15:30 / October 7, 2018 @ 8:15 pm.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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