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Moderate earthquake 5.9 mag, 283 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji



Earthquake location -17.9751S, -178.4992WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 283 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (176 miles) on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 558.81 km (347 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 23:46:43 / February 24, 2017 @ 11:46 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20008man. Event ids that are associated: us20008man. Exact location of event, longitude -178.4992 West, latitude -17.9751 South, depth = 558.81 km. The temblor was detected at 11:46:43 / 11:46 am (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 283 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4992° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.9751° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 558.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 283km SE of Lambasa, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-24 23:46:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-25 00:11:30 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 2.19 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 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 536 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 3.291 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008man Id of event.
Event Code 20008man An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008man, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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