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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near the Fiji Islands



Earthquake location -24.8724S, -179.8185WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/09/17 / 2017-09-28 23:11:15 / September 28, 2017 @ 11:11 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 11:11:15 / 11:11 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000aw9p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aw9p. Exact location of earthquake, -179.8185° West, -24.8724° South, depth 440.46 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 440.46 km (274 miles).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -179.8185° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -24.8724° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 440.46 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 2017-09-28 23:11:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-28 23:28:34 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 432 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 4.669 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 41 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 us2000aw9p Id of event.
Event Code 2000aw9p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000aw9p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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