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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.1127S, 167.3421WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. All ids that are associated to the event: us100088xj. Unique identifier: us100088xj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 10:55:36 / 10:55 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/03/17 / 2017-03-06 23:55:36 / March 6, 2017 @ 11:55 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 167.3421° East, latitude -15.1127° South, depth = 149.04 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 149.04 km (93 miles).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 32 km ESE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.3421° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.1127° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 149.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km ESE 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 2017-03-06 23:55:36 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-17 03:46:30 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 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 6.141 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 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 us100088xj Id of event.
Event Code 100088xj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088xj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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