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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 290 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji

Earthquake location -17.9927S, -178.4318WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 290 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (180 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/02/20 / 2020-02-09 03:44:20 / February 9, 2020 @ 3:44 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:44:20 / 3:44 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 585.5 km (364 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.4318 West, latitude -17.9927 South, depth = 585.5 km. Unique identifier: us70007q7e. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007q7e.

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

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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. 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: 290 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4318° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.9927° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 585.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 290km 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 2020-02-09 03:44:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-15 02:20:13 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 284 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 3.357 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.04 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 187 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 us70007q7e Id of event.
Event Code 70007q7e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70007q7e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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