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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 281 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji

Earthquake location -17.6208S, -178.2913WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 281 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji (175 miles) on Thursday. The temblor was picked up at 08:30:02 / 8:30 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 571.01 km (355 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: 12/03/20 / 2020-03-12 20:30:02 / March 12, 2020 @ 8:30 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008gvp. Id of event: us70008gvp. Exact location of event, longitude -178.2913 West, latitude -17.6208 South, depth = 571.01 km.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 281 km ESE of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.2913° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.6208° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 571.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 281km 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 2020-03-12 20:30:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-30 17:18:15 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 3.298 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us70008gvp Id of event.
Event Code 70008gvp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008gvp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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