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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Suva in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.7948S, 179.9525WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 164 kilometers (102 miles) from Suva in Fiji. Exact location of event, longitude 179.9525 East, latitude -17.7948 South, depth = 624.03 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 624.03 km (388 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:25:49 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000hciw. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hciw. Exact time and date of earthquake 11/09/18 / 2018-09-11 09:25:49 / September 11, 2018 @ 9:25 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levuka (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 164 km ENE of Suva, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.9525° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.7948° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 624.03 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 164km 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 2018-09-11 09:25:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-11 09:47:29 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 312 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 1.81 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 119 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 us2000hciw Id of event.
Event Code 2000hciw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hciw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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