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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Sola in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.1003S, 167.327WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The epicenter was at a depth of 152.65 km (95 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 01:39:44 / January 16, 2016 @ 1:39 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ezy. Id of event: us10004ezy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.327° East, -14.1003° South, depth 152.65 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:39:44 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 34 km SW of Sola, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.327° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.1003° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 152.65 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SW 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 2016-01-16 01:39:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-16 02:53:56 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 326 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 1.344 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 64 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 us10004ezy Id of event.
Event Code 10004ezy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ezy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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