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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.0877S, -177.9205WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 295 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (183 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 624.96 km (388 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/05/17 / 2017-05-24 21:38:32 / May 24, 2017 @ 9:38 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:38:32 / 9:38 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wnq. Id of event: us10008wnq. Exact location of event, depth 624.96 km, -177.9205° West, -18.0877° South.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 295 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.9205° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.0877° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 624.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 295km 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 2017-05-24 21:38:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-15 02:40:58 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 3.848 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 164 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 us10008wnq Id of event.
Event Code 10008wnq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008wnq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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