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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag has occurred near Sola in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.1494S, 167.2644WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100072n5. Id of event: us100072n5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 165.69 km (103 miles). 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: 23/10/16 / 2016-10-23 16:24:13 / October 23, 2016 @ 4:24 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.2644 East, latitude -14.1494 South, depth = 165.69 km. The temblor was detected at 03:24:13 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-three 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.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 42 km SW of Sola, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.2644° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.1494° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 165.69 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km SW 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 2016-10-23 16:24:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-06 21:10:23 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 6.591 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us100072n5 Id of event.
Event Code 100072n5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100072n5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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