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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Isangel in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -19.9614S, 168.4953WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 38.51 km (24 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.4953 East, latitude -19.9614 South, depth = 38.51 km. The temblor was reported at 20:34:02 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 09:34:02 / April 2, 2016 @ 9:34 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gde. Id of event: us20005gde.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 92 km WSW of Isangel, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.4953° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.9614° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 92km WSW of Isangel, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-02 09:34:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-30 12:30:49 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 271 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 1.43 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us20005gde Id of event.
Event Code 20005gde An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005gde, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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