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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 107 km ESE of Ndoi Island, Fiji

Earthquake location -21.1744S, -177.8252WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 107 km ESE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (66 miles) on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/01/17 / 2017-01-12 08:38:24 / January 12, 2017 @ 8:38 am. Event id: us10007ssq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007ssq. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:38:24 / 8:38 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 479.04 km (298 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -177.8252 West, latitude -21.1744 South, depth = 479.04 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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: 107 km ESE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.8252° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.1744° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 479.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 107km ESE 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 2017-01-12 08:38:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-03 10:00:38 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 326 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 5.173 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us10007ssq Id of event.
Event Code 10007ssq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ssq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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