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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Lambasa in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.9198S, -178.625WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 269 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji (167 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 567.27 km (352 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -178.625 West, latitude -17.9198 South, depth = 567.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:44:58 / 4:44 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a023. Id of event: us6000a023. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/05/20 / 2020-05-19 16:44:58 / May 19, 2020 @ 4:44 pm.

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

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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: 269 km SE of Lambasa, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.625° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.9198° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 567.27 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 269km 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 2020-05-19 16:44:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-27 20:24:32 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 3.169 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.43 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 74 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 us6000a023 Id of event.
Event Code 6000a023 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000a023, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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