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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.2647S, -178.0507WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 272 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (169 miles) on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gim9. Unique identifier: us1000gim9. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:48:03 / 3:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 03:48:03 / August 19, 2018 @ 3:48 am. Exact location of earthquake, -178.0507° West, -18.2647° South, depth 588.85 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 588.85 km (366 miles) below the earth’s surface.

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

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 272 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.0507° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.2647° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 588.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 272km 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 03:48:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-30 03:24:56 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 298 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 3.743 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us1000gim9 Id of event.
Event Code 1000gim9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gim9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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