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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near the Fiji Islands

Earthquake location -23.082S, 179.6732WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/07/15 / 2015-07-20 21:18:52 / July 20, 2015 @ 9:18 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 540.22 km (336 miles). Event id: us100030te. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100030te. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:18:52 / 9:18 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 179.6732 East, latitude -23.082 South, depth = 540.22 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: South of the Fiji Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.6732° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.082° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 540.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place South of the Fiji Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-07-20 21:18:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-11 02:12:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 326 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 5.523 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100030te Id of event.
Event Code 100030te An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100030te, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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