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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Levuka in Fiji

Earthquake location -17.8392S, -178.5982WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 222 km E of Levuka, Fiji (138 miles) on Friday. Unique identifier: us7000msbg. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000msbg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 05:47:52 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/06/24 / 2024-06-14 05:47:52 / June 14, 2024 @ 5:47 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 559.488 km (348 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -178.5982° West, -17.8392° South, depth 559.488 km.

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 one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 222 km E of Levuka, Fiji. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -178.5982° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.8392° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 559.488 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 222 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 2024-06-14 05:47:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-14 06:08:52 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 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 37 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.367 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 78 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 us7000msbg Id of event.
Event Code 7000msbg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000msbg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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