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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Suva in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.7992S, 179.7716WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 145 kilometers (90 miles) from Suva in Fiji. The epicenter was at a depth of 622.47 km (387 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/08/18 / 2018-08-22 23:09:36 / August 22, 2018 @ 11:09 pm. The temblor was reported at 11:09:36 / 11:09 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000gfsd. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gfsd. Exact location, longitude 179.7716° East, latitude -17.7992° South, depth = 622.47 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levuka. Country/countries that might be effected, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (35 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 145 km ENE of Suva, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.7716° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.7992° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 622.47 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 145km 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 2018-08-22 23:09:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-08 04:43:24 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 1.638 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us1000gfsd Id of event.
Event Code 1000gfsd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gfsd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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