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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Isangel in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -19.1325S, 169.5693WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, 169.5693° East, -19.1325° South, depth 271.95 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007e1d. Unique identifier: us20007e1d. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/10/16 / 2016-10-14 08:31:21 / October 14, 2016 @ 8:31 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:31:21 / 7:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 271.95 km (169 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-five 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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: 56 km NE of Isangel, 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 169.5693° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.1325° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 271.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km NE of Isangel, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-14 08:31:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-14 08:48:52 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 2.734 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us20007e1d Id of event.
Event Code 20007e1d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007e1d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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