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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag was detected near Lambasa in Fiji

Earthquake location -16.1694S, 178.3327WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 115 km WNW of Lambasa, Fiji (71 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:44:56 / 3:44 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/03/20 / 2020-03-12 15:44:56 / March 12, 2020 @ 3:44 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 28.54 km (18 miles). Unique identifier: us70008gve. Ids that are associated to the event: us70008gve. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 178.3327 East, latitude -16.1694 South, depth = 28.54 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days six 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 115 km WNW of Lambasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 178.3327° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.1694° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 115km WNW 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 15:44:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-04-01 22:03:46 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 354 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 1.589 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 118 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 us70008gve Id of event.
Event Code 70008gve An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008gve, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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