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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Levuka in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.2047S, -177.9377WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 290 km E of Levuka, Fiji (180 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/10/20 / 2020-10-15 16:35:21 / October 15, 2020 @ 4:35 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:35:21 / 4:35 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 566.93 km (352 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -177.9377 West, latitude -18.2047 South, depth = 566.93 km. Id of earthquake: us6000cakw. Event ids that are associated: us6000cakw.

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

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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: 290 km E of Levuka, Fiji.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.9377° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.2047° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 566.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 290 km E of Levuka, Fiji Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-15 16:35:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-05 16:28:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 298 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 3.843 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 75 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 us6000cakw Id of event.
Event Code 6000cakw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cakw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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