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Strong earthquake, 6.6 mag was detected near the Fiji Islands



Earthquake location -23.415S, -178.514WA earthquake with magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) was reported South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 417 km (259 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -178.514 West, latitude -23.415 South, depth = 417 km. Global time and date of event 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 17:28:42 / February 24, 2017 @ 5:28 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: pt17055051, at00olw37x. Unique identifier: at00olw37x. A tsunami warning has been issued near the Fiji Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:28:42 / 5:28 am (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: South of the Fiji Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.514° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.415° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 417 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place South of the Fiji Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-24 17:28:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-24 17:38:02 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 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 670 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 4 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183.599985312 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00olw37x Id of event.
Event Code 00olw37x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17055051,at00olw37x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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