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Strong earthquake, 6.5 mag was detected near the Fiji Islands

Earthquake location -23.8S, -176.4WA earthquake with magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Id of earthquake: at00owvddb. Event ids that are associated: pt17269000, at00owvddb. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -176.4 West, latitude -23.8 South, depth = 104 km. Global time and date of event 26/09/17 / 2017-09-26 04:19:59 / September 26, 2017 @ 4:19 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 104 km (65 miles). The temblor was reported at 16:19:59 / 4:19 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near the Fiji Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. 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 eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: South of the Fiji Islands. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -176.4° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.8° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 104 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 2017-09-26 04:19:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-26 04:28:35 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 1 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 650 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 32 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93.599992512001 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00owvddb Id of event.
Event Code 00owvddb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt17269000,at00owvddb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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