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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Ndoi Island in Fiji



Earthquake location -20.0995S, -177.5095WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 138 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (86 miles) on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, -177.5095° West, -20.0995° South, depth 485.15 km. The temblor was reported at 05:51:08 / 5:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10005iyh. Event ids that are associated: us10005iyh. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 485.15 km (301 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/05/16 / 2016-05-20 17:51:08 / May 20, 2016 @ 5:51 pm.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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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: 138 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.5095° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.0995° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 485.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 138km ENE 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 2016-05-20 17:51:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-20 19:34:36 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 312 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 4.809 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us10005iyh Id of event.
Event Code 10005iyh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005iyh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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