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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Levuka in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.9107S, -178.4927WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 232 km E of Levuka, Fiji (144 miles). Global time and date of event 12/06/20 / 2020-06-12 02:23:54 / June 12, 2020 @ 2:23 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us6000ae8j. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000ae8j. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:23:54 / 2:23 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 552.33 km (343 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -178.4927° West, latitude -17.9107° South, depth = 552.33 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 232 km E of Levuka, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4927° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.9107° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 552.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 232 km E of Levuka, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-12 02:23:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-19 02:02:35 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 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 271 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 3.294 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 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 us6000ae8j Id of event.
Event Code 6000ae8j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ae8j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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