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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near Norsup in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.9549S, 167.3504WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Friday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:53:47 / 6:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10005eaj. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005eaj. Exact location, longitude 167.3504° East, latitude -15.9549° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 19:53:47 / April 28, 2016 @ 7:53 pm.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 52 km (33 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-one, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 12 km NNW of Norsup, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.3504° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.9549° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km NNW 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 2016-04-28 19:53:47 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-26 13:15:21 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 354 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 5.419 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 112 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 us10005eaj Id of event.
Event Code 10005eaj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005eaj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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