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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Ceva-i-Ra in Fiji

Earthquake location -21.7642S, 173.4062WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 121 km W of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji (75 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/12/19 / 2019-12-28 18:49:56 / December 28, 2019 @ 6:49 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 52.09 km (32 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 173.4062 East, latitude -21.7642 South, depth = 52.09 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us70006rye. Unique identifier: us70006rye. The temblor was detected at 06:49:56 / 6:49 am (local time epicenter).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirteen, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 121 km W of Ceva-i-Ra, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 173.4062° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.7642° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 52.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 121km 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 2019-12-28 18:49:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-28 19:08:09 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 354 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 5.587 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 123 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 us70006rye Id of event.
Event Code 70006rye An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006rye, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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