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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 292 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji



Earthquake location -18.0902S, -178.0059WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 292 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (181 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:34:47 / 3:34 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 604.72 km (376 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -178.0059° West, latitude -18.0902° South, depth = 604.72 km. Global time and date of event 20/03/17 / 2017-03-20 03:34:47 / March 20, 2017 @ 3:34 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008t8k. Id of event: us20008t8k.

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

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 292 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information 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 -178.0059° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.0902° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 604.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 292km NNE 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 2017-03-20 03:34:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-20 04:04:05 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 3.768 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us20008t8k Id of event.
Event Code 20008t8k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008t8k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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