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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 86 km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -18.7939S, 169.0638WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 22:36:59 / November 27, 2016 @ 10:36 pm. The temblor was picked up at 09:36:59 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 158.71 km (99 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 169.0638° East, -18.7939° South, depth 158.71 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007cu6. Id of event: us10007cu6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel. The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 86 km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.0638° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.7939° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 158.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km NNW 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 2016-11-27 22:36:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-27 23:14:04 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 354 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 2.615 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 107 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 us10007cu6 Id of event.
Event Code 10007cu6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007cu6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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