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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Sola in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.194S, 166.7094WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 97 kilometers (60 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.7094 East, latitude -14.194 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 08:52:21 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 21:52:21 / April 9, 2016 @ 9:52 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005ikb. Unique identifier: us20005ikb.

Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 97 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.7094° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.194° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 97km 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 2016-04-09 21:52:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-30 05:49:19 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 1.334 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us20005ikb Id of event.
Event Code 20005ikb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ikb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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