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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Ndoi Island in Fiji



Earthquake location -18.7495S, -179.1205WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 214 km NNW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (133 miles) on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 17:41:20 / March 31, 2017 @ 5:41 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:41:20 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008f89. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008f89. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 671.59 km (417 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.1205 West, latitude -18.7495 South, depth = 671.59 km.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 214 km NNW of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -179.1205° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.7495° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 671.59 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 214km NNW 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 2017-03-31 17:41:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-22 21:33:30 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 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 284 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 12.999 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 171 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 us10008f89 Id of event.
Event Code 10008f89 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008f89, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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