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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 4 km NNW of Ndoi Island, Fiji



Earthquake location -20.6072S, -178.7131WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 4 km NNW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (2 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 595.21 km (370 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -178.7131° West, -20.6072° South, depth 595.21 km. The temblor was picked up at 13:13:19 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/12/16 / 2016-12-26 01:13:19 / December 26, 2016 @ 1:13 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007mse. Event ids that are associated: us10007mse.

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 4 km NNW of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.7131° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.6072° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 595.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 4km NNW 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 2016-12-26 01:13:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-26 01:46:13 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 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 4.177 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us10007mse Id of event.
Event Code 10007mse An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mse, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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