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Strong earthquake, 6.2 mag has occurred near Lambasa in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.8313S, -178.662WA earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 260 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (162 miles). Exact location, longitude -178.662° West, latitude -17.8313° South, depth = 567.38 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 567.38 km (353 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jd55. Id of event: us1000jd55. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:12:25 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/03/19 / 2019-03-10 08:12:25 / March 10, 2019 @ 8:12 am.

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days five hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 260 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.662° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.8313° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 567.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 260km 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 2019-03-10 08:12:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-03-10 08:29:38 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 591 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 3.131 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 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 us1000jd55 Id of event.
Event Code 1000jd55 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000jd55, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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