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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 65 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.4008S, 167.2621WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Saturday. Global time and date of event 19/12/15 / 2015-12-19 12:29:32 / December 19, 2015 @ 12:29 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:29:32 / 11:29 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 167.2621° East, latitude -14.4008° South, depth = 78.15 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.15 km (49 miles). Id of earthquake: us100048v7. Event ids that are associated: us100048v7.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (41 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 65 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.2621° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.4008° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-12-19 12:29:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-02 12:51:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 312 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 1.041 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us100048v7 Id of event.
Event Code 100048v7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100048v7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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