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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.6388S, 167.4857WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, longitude 167.4857 East, latitude -14.6388 South, depth = 141.02 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 00:52:02 / January 21, 2017 @ 12:52 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 11:52:02 / 11:52 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 141.02 km (88 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us20008hgb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008hgb.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 65 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.4857° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.6388° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 141.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-01-21 00:52:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-10 04:10:51 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 271 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 6.623 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 146 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 us20008hgb Id of event.
Event Code 20008hgb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008hgb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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