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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 241 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji



Earthquake location -17.6231S, -178.7249WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 241 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (150 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 557.44 km (346 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/01/16 / 2016-01-09 10:23:44 / January 9, 2016 @ 10:23 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -178.7249 West, latitude -17.6231 South, depth = 557.44 km. The temblor was reported at 22:23:44 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004eim. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004eim.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 241 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.7249° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.6231° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 557.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 241km 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 2016-01-09 10:23:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-05 08:03:38 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 298 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 3.074 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us10004eim Id of event.
Event Code 10004eim An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004eim, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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