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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Fiji region

Earthquake location -14.9799S, -178.5507WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported Fiji region kilometers (0 miles) from Fiji region on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 368.5 km, -178.5507° West, -14.9799° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:49:22 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/07/17 / 2017-07-09 13:49:22 / July 9, 2017 @ 1:49 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 368.5 km (229 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20009xvd. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009xvd.

Nearby country/countries, Wallis and Futuna (c. 16 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Sigavé (c. 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Alo (c. 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Alo, Sigavé (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: Fiji region.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.5507° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.9799° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 368.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place Fiji region Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-09 13:49:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-19 19:41:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 271 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 6.647 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 117 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 us20009xvd Id of event.
Event Code 20009xvd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009xvd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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