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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Lambasa in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.9281S, -178.62WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 270 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (168 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 19:03:34 / January 27, 2016 @ 7:03 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -178.62 West, latitude -17.9281 South, depth = 551.03 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:03:34 / 7:03 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004v4l. Id of event: us20004v4l. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 551.03 km (342 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 270 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.62° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.9281° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 551.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 270km 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 2016-01-27 19:03:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-27 19:20:34 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 3.174 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 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 us20004v4l Id of event.
Event Code 20004v4l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004v4l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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