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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Port-Olry in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.3015S, 166.8795WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 22:56:39 / 10:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 34.95 km, 166.8795° East, -14.3015° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20005gff. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005gff. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 34.95 km (22 miles). Global time and date of event 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 11:56:39 / April 3, 2016 @ 11:56 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).

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

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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 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: 84 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.8795° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.3015° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km 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 11:56:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-18 08:24:13 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 284 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 1.181 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179 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 us20005gff Id of event.
Event Code 20005gff An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005gff, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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