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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 268 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji

Earthquake location -17.8504S, -178.5853WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 268 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (167 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 578.44 km (359 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us70006x06. Unique identifier: us70006x06. Exact location of event, longitude -178.5853 West, latitude -17.8504 South, depth = 578.44 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:58:34 / 10:58 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/19 / 2019-12-20 22:58:34 / December 20, 2019 @ 10:58 pm.

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. 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: 268 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.5853° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.8504° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 578.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 268km SE of Lambasa, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-20 22:58:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-11 01:33:50 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 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 3.204 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 135 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 us70006x06 Id of event.
Event Code 70006x06 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006x06, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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