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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Luganville in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -15.4943S, 167.8016WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Global time and date of event 21/08/16 / 2016-08-21 07:40:44 / August 21, 2016 @ 7:40 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 18:40:44 / 6:40 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 169.08 km (105 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.8016 East, latitude -15.4943 South, depth = 169.08 km. Event id: us20006twp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006twp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville. Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 68 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.8016° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.4943° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 169.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km E of Luganville, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-08-21 07:40:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-18 07:13:48 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 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 5.958 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us20006twp Id of event.
Event Code 20006twp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20006twp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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