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Great earthquake, 8.2 mag has occurred near Ndoi Island in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.1645S, -178.144WA great earthquake with magnitude 8.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 281 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji (175 miles). Global time and date of event 19/08/18 / 2018-08-19 00:19:37 / August 19, 2018 @ 12:19 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 559.56 km (348 miles). A tsunami warning has been issued near Ndoi Island in Fiji (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 12:19:37 / 12:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -178.144° West, latitude -18.1645° South, depth = 559.56 km. All ids that are associated to the event: at00pdom8q, pt18231000, us1000gcii. Unique identifier: us1000gcii.

Earthquakes 8.0 or greater can totally destroy communities near the epicenter. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1-2 great earthquakes in the world.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 281 km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 8.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.144° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.1645° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 559.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 281km NNE of Ndoi Island, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-19 00:19:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-19 00:40:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -720 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.9 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 1 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 1036 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 ,at,pt,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 3.644 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 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 us1000gcii Id of event.
Event Code 1000gcii An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00pdom8q,pt18231000,us1000gcii, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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