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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Ndoi Island in Fiji



Earthquake location -20.8313S, -178.4992WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 28 km SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (17 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 00:15:00 / September 18, 2015 @ 12:15 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003jhp. Unique identifier: us10003jhp. The temblor was picked up at 12:15:00 / 12:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.4992 West, latitude -20.8313 South, depth = 514.24 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 514.24 km (320 miles).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety-one 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 28 km SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4992° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.8313° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 514.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SE 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 2015-09-18 00:15:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-16 05:49:11 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 284 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 4.475 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 101 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 us10003jhp Id of event.
Event Code 10003jhp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jhp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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