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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Lambasa in Fiji



Earthquake location -17.8409S, -178.6661WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 260 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (162 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/09/15 / 2015-09-30 15:54:21 / September 30, 2015 @ 3:54 pm. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:54:21 / 3:54 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003j3i. Id of event: us10003j3i. Exact location, longitude -178.6661° West, latitude -17.8409° South, depth = 551.36 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 551.36 km (343 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Each 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 four and in the last 365 days ninety-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 260 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.6661° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.8409° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 551.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 260km SE of Lambasa, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-30 15:54:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-02 04:45:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 3.127 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us10003j3i Id of event.
Event Code 10003j3i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003j3i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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