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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Lautoka in Fiji

Earthquake location -16.751S, 175.1664WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 262 km WNW of Lautoka, Fiji (163 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 09/12/15 / 2015-12-09 14:44:11 / December 9, 2015 @ 2:44 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.45 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 175.1664° East, -16.751° South, depth 11.45 km. The temblor was reported at 02:44:11 / 2:44 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004fw3. Event ids that are associated: us20004fw3.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 262 km WNW of Lautoka, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 175.1664° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.751° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 262km WNW of Lautoka, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-09 14:44:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-03 13:25:37 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 354 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 2.929 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us20004fw3 Id of event.
Event Code 20004fw3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004fw3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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