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Strong earthquake, 6 mag has occurred near Ceva-i-Ra in Fiji



Earthquake location -21.4706S, 176.2113WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 171 km E of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji (106 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004feg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004feg. The temblor was detected at 06:24:19 / 6:24 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 14.81 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/16 / 2016-01-18 18:24:19 / January 18, 2016 @ 6:24 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 176.2113 East, latitude -21.4706 South, depth = 14.81 km.

Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 171 km E of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.2113° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.4706° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 171km E of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-18 18:24:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-18 18:46:14 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 2.73 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 554 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 4.092 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004feg Id of event.
Event Code 10004feg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004feg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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