Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Lambasa in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.8936S, -178.5972WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 269 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (167 miles) on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 578.82 km, -178.5972° West, -17.8936° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 578.82 km (360 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20004hdt. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004hdt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/12/15 / 2015-12-15 18:51:56 / December 15, 2015 @ 6:51 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:51:56 / 6:51 am (local time epicenter).

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

Did you feel the quake?

Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 269 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.

Copyright © 2015 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.5972° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.8936° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 578.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 269km 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 2015-12-15 18:51:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-12-15 19:11:41 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 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 3.194 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 99 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 us20004hdt Id of event.
Event Code 20004hdt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004hdt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply