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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Lambasa in Fiji



Earthquake location -18.0394S, -178.4644WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 290 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (180 miles). Event id: us200050vb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050vb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 601.67 km (374 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 event, longitude -178.4644 West, latitude -18.0394 South, depth = 601.67 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/02/16 / 2016-02-13 17:09:32 / February 13, 2016 @ 5:09 pm. The temblor was detected at 05:09:32 / 5:09 am (local time epicenter).

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

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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. 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: 290 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4644° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.0394° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 601.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 290km 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 2016-02-13 17:09:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-25 18:18:12 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 312 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 3.329 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us200050vb Id of event.
Event Code 200050vb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050vb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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