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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Norsup in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -16.0589S, 167.3574WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 2 kilometers (1 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005gt4. Unique identifier: us10005gt4. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.3574 East, latitude -16.0589 South, depth = 9.28 km. Global time and date of event 04/05/16 / 2016-05-04 22:31:11 / May 4, 2016 @ 10:31 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.28 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:31:11 / 9:31 am (local time epicenter).

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). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 8 km (5 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).

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

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 2 km WNW of Norsup, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.3574° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.0589° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 2km WNW 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 22:31:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-29 00:23:31 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 0.626 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us10005gt4 Id of event.
Event Code 10005gt4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005gt4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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