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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Sola in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -12.5188S, 169.2688WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 239 km NE of Sola, Vanuatu (149 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:27:58 / 11:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.2688 East, latitude -12.5188 South, depth = 604.72 km. 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 604.72 km (376 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us100072e5. Unique identifier: us100072e5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/10/16 / 2016-10-21 00:27:58 / October 21, 2016 @ 12:27 am.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 239 km NE of Sola, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.2688° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.5188° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 604.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 239km NE 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 2016-10-21 00:27:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-11 04:32:44 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 284 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 8.438 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us100072e5 Id of event.
Event Code 100072e5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100072e5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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