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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Nadi in Fiji



Earthquake location -18.9906S, 176.4274WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 168 km SW of Nadi, Fiji (104 miles) on Wednesday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:43:10 / 10:43 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 176.4274 East, latitude -18.9906 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007udg. Unique identifier: us10007udg. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/01/17 / 2017-01-03 22:43:10 / January 3, 2017 @ 10:43 pm.

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-nine, in the last 10 days thirty-nine, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 168 km SW of Nadi, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 176.4274° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.9906° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 168km 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 22:43:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-02 05:24:06 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 385 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 1.979 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us10007udg Id of event.
Event Code 10007udg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007udg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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