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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Ndoi Island in Fiji



Earthquake location -20.8556S, -178.4346WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 35 km SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (22 miles) on Monday. Global time and date of event 31/07/17 / 2017-07-31 22:51:08 / July 31, 2017 @ 10:51 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:51:08 / 10:51 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a31s. Unique identifier: us2000a31s. Exact location of event, depth 576.81 km, -178.4346° West, -20.8556° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 576.81 km (358 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 35 km SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4346° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.8556° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 576.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km SE 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 2017-07-31 22:51:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-01 00:14:45 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 312 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 4.536 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us2000a31s Id of event.
Event Code 2000a31s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a31s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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