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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Sola in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.2127S, 166.721WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.721 East, latitude -14.2127 South, depth = 35.77 km. Id of earthquake: us20005eaz. Event ids that are associated: us20005eaz. 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 35.77 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:48:06 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 14:48:06 / April 3, 2016 @ 2:48 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 97 km (60 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 96 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.721° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.2127° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96km WSW 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 2016-04-03 14:48:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-03 15:10:05 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 1.312 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us20005eaz Id of event.
Event Code 20005eaz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005eaz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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