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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.0907S, -178.0892WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 290 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (180 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:09:19 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 578.31 km (359 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/02/19 / 2019-02-15 06:09:19 / February 15, 2019 @ 6:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.0892 West, latitude -18.0907 South, depth = 578.31 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000jnzd. Unique identifier: us2000jnzd.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days five hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 290 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.0892° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.0907° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 578.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 290km 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 2019-02-15 06:09:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-07 08:54:13 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 312 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 3.689 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us2000jnzd Id of event.
Event Code 2000jnzd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000jnzd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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