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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.0926S, -178.1583WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 288 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (179 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 620.28 km (385 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:41:52 / 2:41 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 02:41:52 / August 19, 2018 @ 2:41 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gilx. Unique identifier: us1000gilx. Exact location of event, longitude -178.1583 West, latitude -18.0926 South, depth = 620.28 km.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and seventy-one, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.1583° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.0926° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 620.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 288km 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 02:41:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-07 22:43:50 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 3.623 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us1000gilx Id of event.
Event Code 1000gilx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gilx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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