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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -22.9665S, -179.5319WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 270 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji (168 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -179.5319 West, latitude -22.9665 South, depth = 520.2 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 520.2 km (323 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us1000hxyh. Event ids that are associated: us1000hxyh. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:09:38 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/11/18 / 2018-11-24 11:09:38 / November 24, 2018 @ 11:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-six 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 270 km SSW of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -179.5319° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.9665° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 520.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 270km SSW 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 2018-11-24 11:09:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-01 09:34:37 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 298 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 5.667 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 204 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 us1000hxyh Id of event.
Event Code 1000hxyh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000hxyh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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