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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Port-Vila in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -18.3877S, 168.0951WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008h9u. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008h9u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/04/17 / 2017-04-08 22:02:32 / April 8, 2017 @ 10:02 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:02:32 / 9:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 168.0951° East, -18.3877° South.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila.

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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 76 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.0951° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.3877° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-08 22:02:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-15 05:49:50 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 312 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 2.509 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us10008h9u Id of event.
Event Code 10008h9u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008h9u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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