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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Ndoi Island in Fiji



Earthquake location -22.7577S, -179.5494WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 249 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (155 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 515.34 km (320 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -179.5494° West, -22.7577° South, depth 515.34 km. Id of earthquake: us20004z27. Event ids that are associated: us20004z27. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 19:53:23 / February 5, 2016 @ 7:53 pm. The temblor was detected at 07:53:23 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 249 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -179.5494° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.7577° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 515.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 249km SSW 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 2016-02-05 19:53:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-09 19:09:08 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 284 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 12.008 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 284 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 us20004z27 Id of event.
Event Code 20004z27 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004z27, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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