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Moderate earthquake: M5.8 quake has struck near Ba in Fiji

Earthquake location -16.6007S, 177.5602WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was reported 104 kilometers (65 miles) from Ba in Fiji on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a74v. Id of event: us6000a74v. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 06/06/20 / 2020-06-06 10:55:40 / June 6, 2020 @ 10:55 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 10:55:40 / 10:55 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 177.5602° East, -16.6007° South.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lautoka, Ba (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 113 km (70 miles) from Lautoka (c. 52 500 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Ba (c. 14 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 104 km N of Ba, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 177.5602° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.6007° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 104 km N of Ba, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-06 10:55:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-06 11:17:35 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.594 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 518 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 1.231 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 96 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000a74v Id of event.
Event Code 6000a74v An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a74v, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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