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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near the Fiji Islands



Earthquake location -24.3937S, 179.7401WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 06:24:49 / January 24, 2016 @ 6:24 am. Event id: us20004vg9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004vg9. Exact location of event, depth 526.4 km, 179.7401° East, -24.3937° South. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:24:49 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 526.4 km (327 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: South of the Fiji Islands. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.7401° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -24.3937° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 526.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place South of the Fiji Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-24 06:24:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-21 10:46:57 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 259 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 12.442 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.44 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 138 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 us20004vg9 Id of event.
Event Code 20004vg9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004vg9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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