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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Sola in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -12.5069S, 166.4161WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 195 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu (121 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 72.23 km (45 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/16 / 2016-09-16 08:22:09 / September 16, 2016 @ 8:22 am. Exact location, longitude 166.4161° East, latitude -12.5069° South, depth = 72.23 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:22:09 / 7:22 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10006q2g. Event ids that are associated: us10006q2g.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 195 km NW of Sola, 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 166.4161° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.5069° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 72.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 195km NW 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 2016-09-16 08:22:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-16 08:46:32 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 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 7.044 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 196 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 us10006q2g Id of event.
Event Code 10006q2g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006q2g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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