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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -21.012S, -178.1776WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 67 km SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (42 miles) on Thursday. Exact location, longitude -178.1776° West, latitude -21.012° South, depth = 517.24 km. Id of earthquake: us700059pl. Event ids that are associated: us700059pl. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/08/19 / 2019-08-23 07:06:41 / August 23, 2019 @ 7:06 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 517.24 km (321 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:06:41 / 7:06 pm (local time epicenter).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 67 km SE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.1776° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.012° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 517.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km SE 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 2019-08-23 07:06:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-15 08:22:16 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 271 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 4.818 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 163 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 us700059pl Id of event.
Event Code 700059pl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700059pl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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