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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Norsup in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -16.2212S, 167.1873WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.1873 East, latitude -16.2212 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us10005gsh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005gsh. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:24:05 / 11:24 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/05/16 / 2016-05-04 00:24:05 / May 4, 2016 @ 12:24 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km SW of Norsup, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.1873° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.2212° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 27km SW of Norsup, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-04 00:24:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-17 01:25:26 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 312 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 0.769 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.15 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us10005gsh Id of event.
Event Code 10005gsh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005gsh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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