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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Sola in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.1391S, 166.8821WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Sunday. Event id: us20005gfr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gfr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 12:55:24 / April 3, 2016 @ 12:55 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 20.37 km (13 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:55:24 / 11:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 166.8821 East, latitude -14.1391 South, depth = 20.37 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola.

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

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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: 77 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.8821° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.1391° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km 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 12:55:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-18 09:41:03 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 1.337 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us20005gfr Id of event.
Event Code 20005gfr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005gfr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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