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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -20.268S, -177.5865WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 123 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (76 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 520.58 km (323 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 02:54:54 / 2:54 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us60008g3a. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008g3a. Exact location of earthquake, -177.5865° West, -20.268° South, depth 520.58 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 14:54:54 / March 15, 2020 @ 2:54 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each 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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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: 123 km ENE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.5865° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.268° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 520.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 123km ENE 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 2020-03-15 14:54:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-15 16:18:48 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 312 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 4.828 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.35 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 91 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 us60008g3a Id of event.
Event Code 60008g3a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008g3a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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