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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Levuka in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.3928S, -178.9998WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 193 km ENE of Levuka, Fiji (120 miles). Exact location of event, depth 559.478 km, -178.9998° West, -17.3928° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/05/24 / 2024-05-21 03:06:31 / May 21, 2024 @ 3:06 am. The temblor was reported at 03:06:31 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000mnig. Unique identifier: us7000mnig. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 559.478 km (348 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 193 km ENE of Levuka, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.9998° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.3928° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 559.478 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 193 km ENE 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 2024-05-21 03:06:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-29 00:33:33 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 23 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 1.806 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 122 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 us7000mnig Id of event.
Event Code 7000mnig An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mnig, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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