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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -19.3464S, -177.526WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 189 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (117 miles) on Saturday. Event id: us20005ywg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ywg. The epicenter was at a depth of 558.49 km (347 miles). Global time and date of event 28/05/16 / 2016-05-28 20:16:04 / May 28, 2016 @ 8:16 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:16:04 / 8:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.526 West, latitude -19.3464 South, depth = 558.49 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 189 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.526° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.3464° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 558.49 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 189km NE 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 2016-05-28 20:16:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-28 21:39:04 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 4.486 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 70 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 us20005ywg Id of event.
Event Code 20005ywg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ywg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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