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



Earthquake location -19.9911S, -178.3495WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 81 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (50 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:08:38 / 8:08 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.3495 West, latitude -19.9911 South, depth = 591.53 km. Id of earthquake: us10006sq1. Event ids that are associated: us10006sq1. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 08:08:38 / September 26, 2016 @ 8:08 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 591.53 km (368 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 81 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.3495° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.9911° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 591.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km NNE 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 2016-09-26 08:08:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 08:25:27 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 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 4.073 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 48 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 us10006sq1 Id of event.
Event Code 10006sq1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006sq1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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