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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Sola in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -12.1123S, 167.1169WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 201 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (125 miles) on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us10007uga. Event ids that are associated: us10007uga. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:20:43 / 9:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.1169° East, -12.1123° South, depth 276.04 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/01/17 / 2017-01-04 10:20:43 / January 4, 2017 @ 10:20 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 276.04 km (172 miles).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 201 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.1169° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.1123° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 276.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 201km NNW 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 2017-01-04 10:20:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-02 07:08:15 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 298 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 7.528 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us10007uga Id of event.
Event Code 10007uga An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007uga, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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