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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Port-Vila in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -19.2071S, 167.5668WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 181 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (112 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/07/17 / 2017-07-11 22:08:46 / July 11, 2017 @ 10:08 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100098z4. Id of event: us100098z4. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.5668° East, -19.2071° South. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:08:46 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter).

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 seventeen 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 181 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.5668° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.2071° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 181km 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 2017-07-11 22:08:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-11 22:37:29 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 2.303 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 204 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 us100098z4 Id of event.
Event Code 100098z4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100098z4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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