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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Lambasa in Fiji



Earthquake location -17.6711S, -179.0796WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 214 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (133 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:34:40 / 12:34 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 565.97 km (352 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/10/15 / 2015-10-11 12:34:40 / October 11, 2015 @ 12:34 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 565.97 km, -179.0796° West, -17.6711° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003pq6. Id of event: us10003pq6.

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 214 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -179.0796° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.6711° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 565.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 214km 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 2015-10-11 12:34:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-23 12:52:15 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 259 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 2.734 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 194 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 us10003pq6 Id of event.
Event Code 10003pq6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003pq6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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