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Moderate earthquake: M5.7 quake has struck near Lambasa in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.7562S, -179.6446WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 180 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (112 miles). Event id: us2000cp7l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000cp7l. The temblor was reported at 22:41:14 / 10:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -179.6446° West, -17.7562° South, depth 620.51 km. Global time and date of event 25/01/18 / 2018-01-25 10:41:14 / January 25, 2018 @ 10:41 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 620.51 km (386 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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 fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 180 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -179.6446° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.7562° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 620.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 180km 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 2018-01-25 10:41:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-25 11:01:25 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 1.83 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 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 500 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 8.481 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us2000cp7l Id of event.
Event Code 2000cp7l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cp7l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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