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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Levuka in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.5947S, -178.2723WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 260 km ENE of Levuka, Fiji (162 miles) on Wednesday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:41:01 / 12:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 02/09/20 / 2020-09-02 12:41:01 / September 2, 2020 @ 12:41 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 588.28 km (366 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000bjni. Event ids that are associated: us7000bjni. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -178.2723 West, latitude -17.5947 South, depth = 588.28 km.

In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 260 km ENE of Levuka, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.2723° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.5947° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 588.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 260 km ENE 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 2020-09-02 12:41:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-18 22:23:03 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 259 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 3.506 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us7000bjni Id of event.
Event Code 7000bjni An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bjni, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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