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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Lambasa in Fiji



Earthquake location -17.726S, -178.524WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 265 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (165 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 549.78 km (342 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -178.524 West, latitude -17.726 South, depth = 549.78 km. Global time and date of event 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 05:00:44 / April 28, 2016 @ 5:00 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 17:00:44 / 5:00 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10005e9m. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005e9m.

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 265 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.524° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.726° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 549.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 265km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-28 05:00:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-25 11:41:55 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 3.262 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 49 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 us10005e9m Id of event.
Event Code 10005e9m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005e9m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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