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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near the Fiji Islands



Earthquake location -23.6447S, -179.9713WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes South of the Fiji Islands (0 miles) on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/11/17 / 2017-11-06 12:03:12 / November 6, 2017 @ 12:03 pm. The temblor was detected at 00:03:12 / 12:03 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 535.1 km (332 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000bj6m. Event ids that are associated: us2000bj6m. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.9713 West, latitude -23.6447 South, depth = 535.1 km.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -179.9713° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.6447° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 535.1 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 2017-11-06 12:03:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-06 12:15:41 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 354 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 5.87 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us2000bj6m Id of event.
Event Code 2000bj6m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bj6m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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