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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Suva in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.658S, 179.5729WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 131 kilometers (81 miles) from Suva in Fiji on Friday. Global time and date of event 07/09/18 / 2018-09-07 07:37:54 / September 7, 2018 @ 7:37 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 617.23 km (384 miles). Unique identifier: us2000ha6c. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ha6c. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:37:54 / 7:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 179.5729 East, latitude -17.658 South, depth = 617.23 km.

Epicenter of the event was 53 km (33 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levuka (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 131 km ENE of Suva, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.5729° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.658° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 617.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 131km ENE 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 2018-09-07 07:37:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-07 12:13:52 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 1.451 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us2000ha6c Id of event.
Event Code 2000ha6c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ha6c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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