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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Suva in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.64S, 178.9655WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Suva in Fiji. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 625.5 km (389 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:16:23 / 2:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 178.9655 East, latitude -18.64 South, depth = 625.5 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 02:16:23 / August 19, 2018 @ 2:16 am. Id of earthquake: us1000gilu. Event ids that are associated: us1000gilu.

The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Suva (c. 77 400 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suva, Levuka (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 78 km SE of Suva, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.9655° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.64° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 625.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km SE of Suva, 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 02:16:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-02 23:45:09 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 284 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 1.243 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 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 us1000gilu Id of event.
Event Code 1000gilu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gilu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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