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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Levuka in Fiji

Earthquake location -18.3177S, -177.9366WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 291 km E of Levuka, Fiji (181 miles). The temblor was picked up at 17:16:52 / 5:16 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us6000na3s. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000na3s. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/06/24 / 2024-06-26 17:16:52 / June 26, 2024 @ 5:16 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 641.721 km (399 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -177.9366 West, latitude -18.3177 South, depth = 641.721 km.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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. 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: 291 km E of Levuka, Fiji.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -177.9366° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.3177° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 641.721 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 291 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 2024-06-26 17:16:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-07-10 14:43:19 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 52 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 3.858 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.55 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us6000na3s Id of event.
Event Code 6000na3s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000na3s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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