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

Earthquake location -18.2067S, -178.6103WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 270 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji (168 miles) on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.6103 West, latitude -18.2067 South, depth = 554.98 km. Id of earthquake: us1000git3. Event ids that are associated: us1000git3. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 03:07:27 / August 19, 2018 @ 3:07 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:07:27 / 3:07 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 554.98 km (345 miles).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-six, in the last 10 days sixty-seven, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 270 km N of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.6103° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.2067° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 554.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 270km N 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 03:07:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-29 04:33:04 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 385 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 3.209 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 57 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 us1000git3 Id of event.
Event Code 1000git3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000git3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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