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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.1272S, -178.17WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 284 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (176 miles) on Saturday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/03/20 / 2020-03-14 23:15:15 / March 14, 2020 @ 11:15 pm. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:15:15 / 11:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 617.35 km (384 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.17 West, latitude -18.1272 South, depth = 617.35 km. Event id: us60008ftd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008ftd.

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days two hundred and one 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 284 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.17° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.1272° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 617.35 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 2020-03-14 23:15:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-14 23:32:38 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 326 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 3.615 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.54 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us60008ftd Id of event.
Event Code 60008ftd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008ftd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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