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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Suva in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.4387S, 178.8562WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Suva in Fiji. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 513.79 km (319 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/09/18 / 2018-09-09 09:36:48 / September 9, 2018 @ 9:36 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.8562 East, latitude -18.4387 South, depth = 513.79 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:36:48 / 9:36 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000hgpz. Event ids that are associated: us2000hgpz.

The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Suva (c. 77 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Levuka, Suva (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 54 km SE of Suva, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.8562° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.4387° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 513.79 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km SE 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 2018-09-09 09:36:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-21 08:45:43 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 259 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 1.029 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 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 us2000hgpz Id of event.
Event Code 2000hgpz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hgpz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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