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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 281 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji



Earthquake location -17.9197S, -178.4793WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 281 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (175 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -178.4793 West, latitude -17.9197 South, depth = 589.57 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 13:12:00 / October 26, 2015 @ 1:12 pm. The temblor was reported at 01:12:00 / 1:12 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003ri2. Unique identifier: us10003ri2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 589.57 km (366 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 281 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4793° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.9197° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 589.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 281km 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 2015-10-26 13:12:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-26 13:32:02 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 400 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 3.307 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us10003ri2 Id of event.
Event Code 10003ri2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003ri2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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