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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag has occurred near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.1253S, -177.7205WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 297 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (185 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -177.7205 West, latitude -18.1253 South, depth = 580.43 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:38:17 / 12:38 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 00:38:17 / August 19, 2018 @ 12:38 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 580.43 km (361 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000gila. Unique identifier: us1000gila. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fifty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 297 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.7205° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.1253° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 580.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 297km 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 00:38:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-07 01:42:58 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 416 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 4.041 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 195 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 us1000gila Id of event.
Event Code 1000gila An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gila, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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