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Strong earthquake, 6.7 mag was detected near Lambasa in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.8972S, -178.9WA earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) strikes 245 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (152 miles) on Sunday. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lambasa in Fiji (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000htm5. Event ids that are associated: pt18322000, at00pieoqx, us1000htm5. Global time and date of event 18/11/18 / 2018-11-18 20:25:45 / November 18, 2018 @ 8:25 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 533.6 km (332 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 08:25:45 / 8:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.9 West, latitude -17.8972 South, depth = 533.6 km.

There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 245 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.9° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.8972° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 533.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 245km SE of Lambasa, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-11-18 20:25:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-11-18 20:57:46 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 2.96 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 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 691 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 ,pt,at,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 2.906 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 72 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 us1000htm5 Id of event.
Event Code 1000htm5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18322000,at00pieoqx,us1000htm5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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