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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Sola in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.2363S, 166.8488WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Sunday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:52:13 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gfe. Id of event: us20005gfe. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.52 km (25 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 11:52:13 / April 3, 2016 @ 11:52 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 166.8488° East, -14.2363° South, depth 40.52 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-six, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 85 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.8488° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.2363° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km 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 11:52:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-18 08:17:38 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 298 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 1.251 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 145 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 us20005gfe Id of event.
Event Code 20005gfe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005gfe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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