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

Earthquake location -18.0323S, -177.9457WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 300 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (186 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 592.48 km (368 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000gimx. Event ids that are associated: us1000gimx. The temblor was reported at 01:09:10 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -177.9457° West, latitude -18.0323° South, depth = 592.48 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/08/18 / 2018-08-28 13:09:10 / August 28, 2018 @ 1:09 pm.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 fifty-seven, in the past 30 days sixty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 300 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.9457° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.0323° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 592.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 300km 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 2018-08-28 13:09:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-28 13:29:28 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 1.91 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 3.821 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 37 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 us1000gimx Id of event.
Event Code 1000gimx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gimx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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