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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Lakatoro in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.9508S, 167.9043WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Thursday. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:25:59 / 5:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 160.06 km (99 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 167.9043 East, latitude -15.9508 South, depth = 160.06 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 06:25:59 / April 28, 2016 @ 6:25 am. Unique identifier: us10005e9q. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005e9q.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 55 km ENE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.9043° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.9508° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 160.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km ENE 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 2016-04-28 06:25:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-26 10:04:45 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 298 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 0.84 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us10005e9q Id of event.
Event Code 10005e9q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005e9q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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