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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 66 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.6775S, 167.5331WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004dhl. Event ids that are associated: us10004dhl. Exact location, longitude 167.5331° East, latitude -14.6775° South, depth = 151.4 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 151.4 km (94 miles). Global time and date of event 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 09:08:54 / January 2, 2016 @ 9:08 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 20:08:54 / 8:08 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 66 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.5331° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.6775° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 151.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-02 09:08:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-30 08:20:03 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 0.828 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us10004dhl Id of event.
Event Code 10004dhl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004dhl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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