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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag was detected near Ndoi Island in Fiji



Earthquake location -18.2819S, -178.1539WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 268 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (167 miles). Id of earthquake: us10008hbv. Event ids that are associated: us10008hbv. Exact location of event, depth 494.2 km, -178.1539° West, -18.2819° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 494.2 km (307 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/04/17 / 2017-04-13 17:05:54 / April 13, 2017 @ 5:05 pm. The temblor was detected at 05:05:54 / 5:05 am (local time epicenter).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 268 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.1539° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.2819° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 494.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 268km 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 2017-04-13 17:05:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-13 17:30:38 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 2.3 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 518 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 3.648 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us10008hbv Id of event.
Event Code 10008hbv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008hbv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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