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Strong earthquake, 6.4 mag was detected near Lambasa in Fiji



Earthquake location -17.9654S, -178.8503WA earthquake with magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) was reported 254 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (158 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000a9n1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9n1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 538.62 km (335 miles). The 6.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:00:52 / 2:00 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -178.8503 West, latitude -17.9654 South, depth = 538.62 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 02:00:52 / August 19, 2017 @ 2:00 am UTC/GMT.

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 254 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.8503° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.9654° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 538.62 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 254km SE of Lambasa, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-19 02:00:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-19 02:19:50 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 630 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 8.537 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 40 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 us2000a9n1 Id of event.
Event Code 2000a9n1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a9n1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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