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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.2669S, 166.7831WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 166.7831° East, latitude -14.2669° South, depth = 9.01 km. Id of earthquake: us20005eaj. Event ids that are associated: us20005eaj. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:46:15 / 11:46 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 12:46:15 / April 3, 2016 @ 12:46 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.01 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

Did you feel anything?

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: 91 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.7831° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.2669° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km NNW 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 2016-04-03 12:46:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-03 13:04:08 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 354 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 1.241 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us20005eaj Id of event.
Event Code 20005eaj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005eaj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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