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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Sola in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -12.7796S, 169.6828WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 261 km ENE of Sola, Vanuatu (162 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:17:48 / 11:17 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 00:17:48 / February 20, 2017 @ 12:17 am. Exact location of event, longitude 169.6828 East, latitude -12.7796 South, depth = 662.16 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 662.16 km (411 miles). Event id: us100085z1. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100085z1.

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 261 km ENE of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.6828° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.7796° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 662.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 261km ENE 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 2017-02-20 00:17:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-04 04:57:30 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 326 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 8.796 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 105 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 us100085z1 Id of event.
Event Code 100085z1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100085z1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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