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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Lambasa in Fiji



Earthquake location -17.3944S, -178.6962WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 231 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (144 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.6962 West, latitude -17.3944 South, depth = 571.54 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20004x2a. Event ids that are associated: us20004x2a. The epicenter was at a depth of 571.54 km (355 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:21:21 / 11:21 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 31/01/16 / 2016-01-31 23:21:21 / January 31, 2016 @ 11:21 pm.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 231 km ESE 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 -178.6962° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.3944° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 571.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 231km ESE 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 2016-01-31 23:21:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-16 03:29:14 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 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 3.12 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us20004x2a Id of event.
Event Code 20004x2a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004x2a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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