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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Lautoka in Fiji



Earthquake location -16.7998S, 177.3521WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Lautoka in Fiji. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 05:03:48 / 5:03 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 177.3521° East, -16.7998° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/06/17 / 2017-06-16 17:03:48 / June 16, 2017 @ 5:03 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009n4a. Unique identifier: us20009n4a. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Lautoka (c. 52 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ba (c. 14 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lautoka, Ba (min 5000 pop).

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 one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 91 km N of Lautoka, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.3521° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.7998° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km N of Lautoka, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-16 17:03:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-16 17:55:04 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 370 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 1.153 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.52 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 95 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 us20009n4a Id of event.
Event Code 20009n4a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009n4a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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