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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Ndoi Island in Fiji



Earthquake location -20.5656S, -177.5532WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 119 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji (74 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:46:36 / 3:46 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004ule. Id of event: us20004ule. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 03:46:36 / January 26, 2016 @ 3:46 am. Exact location of earthquake, -177.5532° West, -20.5656° South, depth 508.35 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 508.35 km (316 miles).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 119 km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.5532° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.5656° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 508.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 119km E of Ndoi Island, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-26 03:46:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-26 04:04:44 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 416 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 5.012 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.29 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 39 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 us20004ule Id of event.
Event Code 20004ule An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004ule, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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