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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 116 km W of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji

Earthquake location -21.9499S, 173.4771WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 116 km W of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji (72 miles) on Wednesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 25/12/19 / 2019-12-25 03:45:51 / December 25, 2019 @ 3:45 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 173.4771 East, latitude -21.9499 South, depth = 39.89 km. The temblor was picked up at 15:45:51 / 3:45 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.89 km (25 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006qtd. Unique identifier: us70006qtd.

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

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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. 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: 116 km W of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.4771° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.9499° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 39.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 116km W of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-25 03:45:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-25 04:04:36 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 400 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 5.624 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 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 us70006qtd Id of event.
Event Code 70006qtd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006qtd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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