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Moderate earthquake, 5.8 mag was detected near Suva in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.9324S, 179.982WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was reported 164 kilometers (102 miles) from Suva in Fiji on Friday. The temblor was reported at 15:40:39 / 3:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/09/18 / 2018-09-21 03:40:39 / September 21, 2018 @ 3:40 am. Exact location of event, depth 638.83 km, 179.982° East, -17.9324° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hhzn. Id of event: us2000hhzn. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 638.83 km (397 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Levuka. Close country/countries that might be effected, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 164 km E of Suva, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.982° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.9324° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 638.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 164km E 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 2018-09-21 03:40:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-21 04:01:01 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 1.87 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 518 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 1.847 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 42 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000hhzn Id of event.
Event Code 2000hhzn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hhzn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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