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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Ndoi Island in Fiji



Earthquake location -20.0877S, -178.4398WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 67 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (42 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:40:45 / 1:40 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005g4k. Event ids that are associated: us20005g4k. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 616.27 km (383 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 616.27 km, -178.4398° West, -20.0877° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/04/16 / 2016-04-07 13:40:45 / April 7, 2016 @ 1:40 pm.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 67 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4398° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.0877° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 616.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km NNE 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 2016-04-07 13:40:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-07 13:56:15 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 385 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 4.056 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us20005g4k Id of event.
Event Code 20005g4k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005g4k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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