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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.7979S, 167.4706WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.44 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 21/01/17 / 2017-01-21 09:03:13 / January 21, 2017 @ 9:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 167.4706° East, -14.7979° South, depth 114.44 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10007ull. Event ids that are associated: us10007ull. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:03:13 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-five 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 53 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.4706° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.7979° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.44 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km ENE 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 09:03:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-16 12:20:46 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 5.95 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 187 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 us10007ull Id of event.
Event Code 10007ull An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007ull, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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