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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Levuka in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.0356S, -177.9963WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 284 km E of Levuka, Fiji (176 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000dfjb. Unique identifier: us7000dfjb. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:50:37 / 2:50 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 606.02 km (377 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 28/02/21 / 2021-02-28 14:50:37 / February 28, 2021 @ 2:50 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -177.9963° West, -18.0356° South, depth 606.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 284 km E of Levuka, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.9963° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.0356° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 606.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 284 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 2021-02-28 14:50:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-07 19:58:58 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 3.708 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 130 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 us7000dfjb Id of event.
Event Code 7000dfjb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dfjb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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