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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 67 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -18.9536S, 169.3782WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.3782 East, latitude -18.9536 South, depth = 242.12 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:38:35 / 9:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/07/17 / 2017-07-18 22:38:35 / July 18, 2017 @ 10:38 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 242.12 km (150 miles). Unique identifier: us20009z6w. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009z6w.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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: 67 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.3782° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.9536° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 242.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km N of Isangel, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-18 22:38:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-03 21:28:03 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 2.709 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us20009z6w Id of event.
Event Code 20009z6w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009z6w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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