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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 114 km S of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Earthquake location -18.768S, 168.2519WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 114 km S of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (71 miles) on Saturday. Unique identifier: us20004y2i. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004y2i. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.12 km (26 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 168.2519 East, latitude -18.768 South, depth = 41.12 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 13:42:12 / February 5, 2016 @ 1:42 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 00:42:12 / 12:42 am (local time epicenter).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 114 km S of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.2519° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.768° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 114km S of Port-Vila, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-05 13:42:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-05 14:03:18 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 369 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 2.214 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us20004y2i Id of event.
Event Code 20004y2i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004y2i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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