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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -22.2266S, -179.7183WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 203 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (126 miles) on Monday. The temblor was detected at 22:30:22 / 10:30 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 572.35 km (356 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.7183 West, latitude -22.2266 South, depth = 572.35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10006t4q. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006t4q. Global time and date of event 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 10:30:22 / September 27, 2016 @ 10:30 am UTC/GMT.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 203 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -179.7183° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.2266° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 572.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 203km SSW 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 2016-09-27 10:30:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-27 10:50:17 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 400 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 4.926 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 us10006t4q Id of event.
Event Code 10006t4q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006t4q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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