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Strong earthquake, 6.8 mag has occurred near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.272S, -177.993WA earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 273 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (170 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:52:21 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/09/18 / 2018-09-30 10:52:21 / September 30, 2018 @ 10:52 am. Unique identifier: pt18273000. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18273000. Exact location of event, depth 590.7 km, -177.993° West, -18.272° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Ndoi Island in Fiji (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 590.7 km (367 miles) below the earth’s surface.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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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: 273 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.993° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.272° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 590.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 273km 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 2018-09-30 10:52:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-30 10:59:08 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 1 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 711 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 15 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82.799993376001 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt18273000 Id of event.
Event Code 18273000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18273000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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