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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.2527S, -177.8022WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 281 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (175 miles) on Saturday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:49:28 / 1:49 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us1000gimg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000gimg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 01:49:28 / August 19, 2018 @ 1:49 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -177.8022 West, latitude -18.2527 South, depth = 634.3 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 634.3 km (394 miles).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 seventy-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 281 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.8022° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.2527° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 634.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 281km 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 01:49:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-08 05:22:25 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 3.976 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us1000gimg Id of event.
Event Code 1000gimg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gimg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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