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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near the Fiji Islands



Earthquake location -25.2551S, 178.809WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Monday. Global time and date of event 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 01:41:32 / October 26, 2015 @ 1:41 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003rd4. Event ids that are associated: us10003rd4. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:41:32 / 1:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 178.809 East, latitude -25.2551 South, depth = 558.93 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 558.93 km (347 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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

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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: South of the Fiji Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.809° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -25.2551° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 558.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place South of the Fiji Islands 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 01:41:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-26 01:57:27 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 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 4.921 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us10003rd4 Id of event.
Event Code 10003rd4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003rd4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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