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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Suva in Fiji

Earthquake location -19.4421S, 177.8223WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 158 km SSW of Suva, Fiji (98 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 177.8223 East, latitude -19.4421 South, depth = 56.83 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 56.83 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 21:07:55 / September 26, 2016 @ 9:07 pm. The temblor was reported at 09:07:55 / 9:07 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20007c5k. Ids that are associated to the event: us20007c5k.

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 158 km SSW of Suva, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.8223° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.4421° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 56.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 158km SSW of Suva, 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 21:07:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-10 01:26:02 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 1.702 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us20007c5k Id of event.
Event Code 20007c5k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007c5k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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