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Strong earthquake: M6.4 quake has struck near the Fiji Islands



Earthquake location -23.7135S, -176.9366WA earthquake magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/17 / 2017-09-26 04:20:00 / September 26, 2017 @ 4:20 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -176.9366° West, -23.7135° South, depth 98.07 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near the Fiji Islands (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:20:00 / 4:20 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 98.07 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: at00owvddb, us2000autd, pt17269000. Unique identifier: us2000autd.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -176.9366° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.7135° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98.07 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 04:20:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-26 04:39:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.2 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 3.55 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 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 ,at,us,pt, 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 5.58 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 22 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 us2000autd Id of event.
Event Code 2000autd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00owvddb,us2000autd,pt17269000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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