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Strong earthquake, 6 mag strikes near Levuka in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.0249S, -178.4906WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was reported 232 km E of Levuka, Fiji (144 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 628.52 km (391 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000c617. Unique identifier: us6000c617. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/10/20 / 2020-10-06 10:11:46 / October 6, 2020 @ 10:11 am. The 6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:11:46 / 10:11 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -178.4906° West, -18.0249° South, depth 628.52 km.

Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 232 km E of Levuka, Fiji. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.4906° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.0249° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 628.52 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 2020-10-06 10:11:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-06 10:27:50 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 554 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 3.303 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 24 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 us6000c617 Id of event.
Event Code 6000c617 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c617, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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