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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Sola in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -13.9578S, 166.6841WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 93 kilometers (58 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/08/16 / 2016-08-29 23:17:57 / August 29, 2016 @ 11:17 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jlv. Id of event: us10006jlv. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.6841 East, latitude -13.9578 South, depth = 127.78 km. The temblor was detected at 10:17:57 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 127.78 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 93 km W of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.6841° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.9578° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 127.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 93km W of Sola, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-29 23:17:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-13 04:41:44 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 312 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 6.802 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 us10006jlv Id of event.
Event Code 10006jlv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jlv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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