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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Sola in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.0296S, 166.5565WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 108 km W of Sola, Vanuatu (67 miles). Event id: us20005iah. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005iah. Exact location, longitude 166.5565° East, latitude -14.0296° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was reported at 08:09:01 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). 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: 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 21:09:01 / April 6, 2016 @ 9:09 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

In the past 24 hours, there have been thirty-three, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days fifty-one and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 108 km W of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.5565° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.0296° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 108km W 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 2016-04-06 21:09:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-27 04:22:52 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 326 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 6.837 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us20005iah Id of event.
Event Code 20005iah An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005iah, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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