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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Lambasa in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.7048S, -178.6744WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 251 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (156 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us700097k9. Unique identifier: us700097k9. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:32:19 / 11:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 606.67 km (377 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/04/20 / 2020-04-25 11:32:19 / April 25, 2020 @ 11:32 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.6744 West, latitude -17.7048 South, depth = 606.67 km.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 251 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.6744° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.7048° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 606.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 251km 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 2020-04-25 11:32:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-24 11:25:24 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 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 3.119 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us700097k9 Id of event.
Event Code 700097k9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us700097k9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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