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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Lambasa in Fiji



Earthquake location -17.5637S, -178.5809WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 251 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (156 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:24:23 / 2:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10008x4i. Unique identifier: us10008x4i. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 560 km (348 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/05/17 / 2017-05-26 14:24:23 / May 26, 2017 @ 2:24 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -178.5809 West, latitude -17.5637 South, depth = 560 km.

Every 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 one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 251 km ESE of Lambasa, 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 -178.5809° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.5637° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 560 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 251km ESE 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 2017-05-26 14:24:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-02 09:29:11 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 3.214 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us10008x4i Id of event.
Event Code 10008x4i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008x4i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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