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Major earthquake, 7.9 mag was detected near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.1S, -178WA major earthquake magnitude 7.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 294 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (183 miles). Id of earthquake: at00pdom8q. Event ids that are associated: pt18231000, at00pdom8q. The 7.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:19:37 / 12:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178 West, latitude -18.1 South, depth = 570 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ndoi Island in Fiji (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 570 km (354 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 00:19:37 / August 19, 2018 @ 12:19 am.

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. There are an estimated 15 major quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 294 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.1° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 570 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 294km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-19 00:19:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-19 00:29:03 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 960 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 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71.999994240001 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 at00pdom8q Id of event.
Event Code 00pdom8q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18231000,at00pdom8q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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