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Moderate earthquake 5 mag, 299 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji

Earthquake location -18.057S, -177.8832WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 299 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (186 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 586.76 km (365 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000gils. Event ids that are associated: us1000gils. The temblor was picked up at 14:25:49 / 2:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 02:25:49 / August 19, 2018 @ 2:25 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -177.8832 West, latitude -18.057 South, depth = 586.76 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eight, in the last 10 days one hundred and ten, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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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: 299 km NNE 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 -177.8832° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.057° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 586.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 299km 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 02:25:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-02 04:45:11 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 3.882 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.12 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us1000gils Id of event.
Event Code 1000gils An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gils, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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