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Strong earthquake: M6.1 quake has struck near the Fiji Islands



Earthquake location -24.1049S, 179.5909WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 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 518.19 km (322 miles). Exact location, longitude 179.5909° East, latitude -24.1049° South, depth = 518.19 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:26:02 / 10:26 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009nc2. Id of event: us20009nc2. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 22:26:02 / June 17, 2017 @ 10:26 pm.

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: South of the Fiji Islands.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.5909° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -24.1049° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 518.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place South of the Fiji Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-06-17 22:26:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-17 22:43:13 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 572 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 5.579 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 34 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009nc2 Id of event.
Event Code 20009nc2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009nc2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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