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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.7601S, 167.3725WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 146.34 km (91 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 21:59:01 / May 17, 2016 @ 9:59 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 167.3725° East, -14.7601° South, depth 146.34 km. The temblor was detected at 08:59:01 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10005i3b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005i3b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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.

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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: 47 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.3725° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.7601° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 146.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-17 21:59:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-17 22:27:15 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 0.702 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us10005i3b Id of event.
Event Code 10005i3b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005i3b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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