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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near the Fiji Islands



Earthquake location -24.5628S, 179.9867WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 511.07 km (318 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/04/16 / 2016-04-05 22:42:46 / April 5, 2016 @ 10:42 pm. Exact location of event, depth 511.07 km, 179.9867° East, -24.5628° South. Unique identifier: us20005hh3. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005hh3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:42:46 / 10:42 am (local time epicenter).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: South of the Fiji Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.9867° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -24.5628° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 511.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place South of the Fiji Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-05 22:42:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-24 16:21:04 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 284 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 10.84 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 134 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 us20005hh3 Id of event.
Event Code 20005hh3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hh3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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