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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Lambasa in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.4016S, -178.5245WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 248 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (154 miles) on Sunday. Global time and date of event 20/08/18 / 2018-08-20 00:04:08 / August 20, 2018 @ 12:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.5245 West, latitude -17.4016 South, depth = 475.8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:04:08 / 12:04 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 475.8 km (296 miles). Id of earthquake: us1000gdl6. Event ids that are associated: us1000gdl6.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 248 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.5245° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.4016° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 475.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 248km ESE 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 2018-08-20 00:04:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-20 00:16:25 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 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 340 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 3.282 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us1000gdl6 Id of event.
Event Code 1000gdl6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gdl6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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