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Moderate earthquake: M5.3 quake has struck near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.1447S, -178.0902WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 284 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (176 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/19 / 2019-10-18 13:25:48 / October 18, 2019 @ 1:25 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 621.1 km (386 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.0902 West, latitude -18.1447 South, depth = 621.1 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005vfy. Id of event: us70005vfy. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:25:48 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 284 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.0902° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.1447° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 621.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 284km 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 2019-10-18 13:25:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-18 13:40:14 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 432 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 3.693 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us70005vfy Id of event.
Event Code 70005vfy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70005vfy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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