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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Ndoi Island in Fiji



Earthquake location -20.3871S, 179.9865WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 140 km WNW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (87 miles). Global time and date of event 26/01/17 / 2017-01-26 20:03:27 / January 26, 2017 @ 8:03 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008iqn. Unique identifier: us20008iqn. The temblor was reported at 08:03:27 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 179.9865 East, latitude -20.3871 South, depth = 632.19 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 632.19 km (393 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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 has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 140 km WNW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.9865° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.3871° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 632.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 140km WNW 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 2017-01-26 20:03:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-22 17:56:16 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 3.202 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 220 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 us20008iqn Id of event.
Event Code 20008iqn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008iqn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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