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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near the Fiji Islands

Earthquake location -23.7307S, -179.9626WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, south of the Fiji Islands (0 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:36:21 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 500.35 km (311 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/12/20 / 2020-12-26 03:36:21 / December 26, 2020 @ 3:36 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -179.9626 West, latitude -23.7307 South, depth = 500.35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d64t. Id of event: us6000d64t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: south of the Fiji Islands.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -179.9626° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.7307° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 500.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place south of the Fiji Islands Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-26 03:36:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-07 00:04:35 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 284 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 6.238 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us6000d64t Id of event.
Event Code 6000d64t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d64t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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