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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Lambasa in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.9729S, -178.4296WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 289 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (180 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -178.4296° West, -17.9729° South, depth 581.14 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:10:42 / 11:10 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/04/17 / 2017-04-10 23:10:42 / April 10, 2017 @ 11:10 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 581.14 km (361 miles). Unique identifier: us10008gdt. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008gdt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 289 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4296° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.9729° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 581.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 289km 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 2017-04-10 23:10:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-10 23:28:44 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 354 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 3.357 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 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 us10008gdt Id of event.
Event Code 10008gdt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008gdt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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