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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.0601S, -178.3737WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 288 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (179 miles) on Tuesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:23:59 / 6:23 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/04/17 / 2017-04-18 18:23:59 / April 18, 2017 @ 6:23 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008iqx. Unique identifier: us10008iqx. Exact location of event, longitude -178.3737 West, latitude -18.0601 South, depth = 632.97 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 632.97 km (393 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 288 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.3737° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.0601° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 632.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 288km N 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 2017-04-18 18:23:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-18 20:46:16 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 312 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 3.417 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us10008iqx Id of event.
Event Code 10008iqx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008iqx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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