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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Ndoi Island in Fiji



Earthquake location -22.2482S, -178.5302WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 177 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji (110 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 405.34 km (252 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 11:51:08 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20005bt7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005bt7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 19/03/16 / 2016-03-19 23:51:08 / March 19, 2016 @ 11:51 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -178.5302° West, latitude -22.2482° South, depth = 405.34 km.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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: 177 km S of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.5302° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.2482° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 405.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 177km S 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 2016-03-19 23:51:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-09 04:00:39 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 5.512 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us20005bt7 Id of event.
Event Code 20005bt7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005bt7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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