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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 43 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.7811S, 167.3493WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 176.39 km (110 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 10:22:05 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005yp0. Unique identifier: us20005yp0. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/05/16 / 2016-05-27 23:22:05 / May 27, 2016 @ 11:22 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 167.3493° East, -14.7811° South, depth 176.39 km.

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

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 43 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.3493° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.7811° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 176.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km 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 2016-05-27 23:22:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-28 00:16:26 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 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 5.964 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 60 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 us20005yp0 Id of event.
Event Code 20005yp0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005yp0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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