Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Major World Earthquakes Magnitude 7–7.9, Tsunami warning alerts

Major earthquake, 7.2 mag strikes near Nadi in Fiji

Earthquake location -19.3282S, 176.0555WA major earthquake magnitude 7.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 221 km SW of Nadi, Fiji (137 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: at00oj84rf, us10007pj6, pt17003051. Unique identifier: us10007pj6. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/01/17 / 2017-01-03 21:52:31 / January 3, 2017 @ 9:52 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Nadi in Fiji (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 176.0555 East, latitude -19.3282 South, depth = 15.2 km. The temblor was reported at 09:52:31 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 15.2 km (9 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage.

Questions or comments?

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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 221 km SW of Nadi, Fiji.

Copyright © 2017 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.0555° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.3282° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 221km SW of Nadi, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-03 21:52:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-03 22:17:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.33 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 798 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 ,at,us,pt, 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 2.464 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.26 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007pj6 Id of event.
Event Code 10007pj6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oj84rf,us10007pj6,pt17003051, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply