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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Lambasa in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.9646S, -178.7779WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 260 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (162 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -178.7779° West, -17.9646° South, depth 540.79 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/12/19 / 2019-12-04 19:09:52 / December 4, 2019 @ 7:09 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:09:52 / 7:09 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 540.79 km (336 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60006qnt. Event ids that are associated: us60006qnt.

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

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.7779° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.9646° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 540.79 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 2019-12-04 19:09:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-22 18:48:51 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 8.469 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 80 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 us60006qnt Id of event.
Event Code 60006qnt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006qnt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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