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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.8887S, 167.5425WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/03/16 / 2016-03-19 00:36:12 / March 19, 2016 @ 12:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.5425 East, latitude -14.8887 South, depth = 132.87 km. The temblor was picked up at 11:36:12 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 132.87 km (83 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005bsc. Id of event: us20005bsc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 55 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.5425° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.8887° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 132.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km ENE 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 2016-03-19 00:36:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-01 04:42:02 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 259 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 0.644 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 262 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 us20005bsc Id of event.
Event Code 20005bsc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005bsc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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