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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Levuka in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.7155S, -178.7313WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 210 km E of Levuka, Fiji (130 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/01/21 / 2021-01-08 18:06:33 / January 8, 2021 @ 6:06 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us7000d13d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d13d. The temblor was reported at 18:06:33 / 6:06 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.7313 West, latitude -17.7155 South, depth = 567.85 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 567.85 km (353 miles).

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

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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: 210 km E of Levuka, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.7313° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.7155° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 567.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 210 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 2021-01-08 18:06:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-03 21:19:13 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 3.065 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us7000d13d Id of event.
Event Code 7000d13d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d13d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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