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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Ndoi Island in Fiji



Earthquake location -22.0031S, -178.1421WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 160 km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (99 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:51:29 / 1:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 13:51:29 / April 1, 2016 @ 1:51 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 79.74 km (50 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005g2f. Unique identifier: us20005g2f. Exact location of event, longitude -178.1421 West, latitude -22.0031 South, depth = 79.74 km.

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

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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: 160 km SSE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.1421° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.0031° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 160km 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 2016-04-01 13:51:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 08:12:30 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 298 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 8.229 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us20005g2f Id of event.
Event Code 20005g2f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005g2f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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