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Strong earthquake, 6.8 mag has occurred near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -19.8S, -178WA earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was reported 119 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (74 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178 West, latitude -19.8 South, depth = 592 km. The temblor was reported at 09:28:41 / 9:28 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 21:28:41 / September 24, 2016 @ 9:28 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 592 km (368 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00oe12bt. Id of event: at00oe12bt. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ndoi Island in Fiji (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and ten 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 119 km NE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.8° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 592 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 119km 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 2016-09-24 21:28:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 21:36:00 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 1 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 711 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 24 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79.199993664001 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00oe12bt Id of event.
Event Code 00oe12bt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oe12bt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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