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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Lakatoro in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -16.259S, 168.0122WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.0122 East, latitude -16.259 South, depth = 189.87 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 189.87 km (118 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 11:53:26 / 11:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/10/16 / 2016-10-18 00:53:26 / October 18, 2016 @ 12:53 am. Id of earthquake: us20007gcq. Event ids that are associated: us20007gcq.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 65 km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.0122° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.259° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 189.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-18 00:53:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-05 04:54:10 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 259 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 4.553 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 161 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 us20007gcq Id of event.
Event Code 20007gcq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007gcq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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