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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Ndoi Island in Fiji



Earthquake location -20.8441S, -178.6449WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 22 km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (14 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -178.6449 West, latitude -20.8441 South, depth = 586.73 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us200050l5. Unique identifier: us200050l5. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 586.73 km (365 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/16 / 2016-02-12 14:17:05 / February 12, 2016 @ 2:17 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:17:05 / 2:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 22 km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.6449° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.8441° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 586.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SSE 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 2016-02-12 14:17:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-26 08:39:06 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 326 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 4.385 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 136 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 us200050l5 Id of event.
Event Code 200050l5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050l5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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