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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Lakatoro in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -16.2868S, 167.2167WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005cph. Id of event: us10005cph. The temblor was detected at 19:45:57 / 7:45 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.2167° East, -16.2868° South, depth 7.25 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.25 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 08:45:57 / April 30, 2016 @ 8:45 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 28 km SW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.2167° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.2868° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.25 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km SW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-30 08:45:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-30 09:23:10 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 340 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 0.835 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us10005cph Id of event.
Event Code 10005cph An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005cph, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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