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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Labasa in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.267S, -178.5797WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 237 km ESE of Labasa, Fiji (147 miles). Exact location of event, depth 574.94 km, -178.5797° West, -17.267° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/01/21 / 2021-01-21 08:09:18 / January 21, 2021 @ 8:09 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 08:09:18 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 574.94 km (357 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us6000dcv3. Event ids that are associated: us6000dcv3.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 237 km ESE of Labasa, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.5797° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.267° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 574.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 237 km ESE of Labasa, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-21 08:09:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-18 11:24:55 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 2.975 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 76 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 us6000dcv3 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dcv3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dcv3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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