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Great earthquake 8.1 mag, 120 km ESE of Suva, Fiji

Earthquake location -18.414S, 179.548WA great earthquake with magnitude 8.1 (ml/mb) was reported 120 kilometers (75 miles) from Suva in Fiji on Friday. Unique identifier: pt18249001. Ids that are associated to the event: pt18249001. A tsunami warning has been issued near Suva in Fiji (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 668.9 km (416 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 03:49:17 / 3:49 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 15:49:17 / September 6, 2018 @ 3:49 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 179.548° East, -18.414° South, depth 668.9 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Fiji (c. 876 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 121 km (75 miles) from Suva (c. 77 400 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Levuka (c. 8 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Suva, Levuka (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 120 km ESE of Suva, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 8.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 179.548° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.414° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 668.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 120km ESE of Suva, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-06 15:49:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-06 15:55:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 720 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 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 1009 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 71.999994240001 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt18249001 Id of event.
Event Code 18249001 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18249001, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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