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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Lambasa in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.4415S, -178.4937WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 252 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (157 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:05:21 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 563.87 km (350 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us600084q9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600084q9. Exact location of earthquake, -178.4937° West, -17.4415° South, depth 563.87 km. Global time and date of event 21/02/20 / 2020-02-21 09:05:21 / February 21, 2020 @ 9:05 am UTC/GMT.

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

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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. 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: 252 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4937° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.4415° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 563.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 252km ESE 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 2020-02-21 09:05:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-20 07:28:35 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 3.307 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 us600084q9 Id of event.
Event Code 600084q9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600084q9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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