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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -19.2283S, -177.4746WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 203 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (126 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of event, depth 571.82 km, -177.4746° West, -19.2283° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 571.82 km (355 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/08/15 / 2015-08-09 09:01:53 / August 9, 2015 @ 9:01 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000350e. Unique identifier: us1000350e. The temblor was detected at 21:01:53 / 9:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 203 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.4746° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.2283° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 571.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 203km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-09 09:01:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-28 10:37:58 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 312 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 4.493 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us1000350e Id of event.
Event Code 1000350e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000350e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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