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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Lambasa in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.5164S, -178.8125WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 227 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (141 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 526.8 km (327 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:23:33 / 12:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.8125 West, latitude -17.5164 South, depth = 526.8 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/05/16 / 2016-05-12 00:23:33 / May 12, 2016 @ 12:23 am. Id of earthquake: us10005iif. Event ids that are associated: us10005iif.

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

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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. 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: 227 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.8125° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.5164° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 526.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 227km 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 2016-05-12 00:23:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-28 05:54:48 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 7.664 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71 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 us10005iif Id of event.
Event Code 10005iif An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005iif, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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