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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag has occurred near Suva in Fiji

Earthquake location -23.4918S, 179.2558WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 598 km S of Suva, Fiji (372 miles). Exact location of event, depth 548.07 km, 179.2558° East, -23.4918° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000a93j. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a93j. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 548.07 km (341 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/06/20 / 2020-06-10 04:29:21 / June 10, 2020 @ 4:29 am. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:29:21 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 598 km S of Suva, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.2558° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.4918° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 548.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 598 km S of Suva, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-10 04:29:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-10 04:41:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 1.74 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 536 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 5.827 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us6000a93j Id of event.
Event Code 6000a93j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a93j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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