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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Lakatoro in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -16.2068S, 167.8562WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. 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: 09/08/17 / 2017-08-09 14:24:42 / August 9, 2017 @ 2:24 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.8562 East, latitude -16.2068 South, depth = 201.98 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:24:42 / 1:24 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 201.98 km (126 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us2000a6dp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a6dp.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro. The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

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 five and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 48 km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.8562° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.2068° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 201.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-08-09 14:24:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-10 07:13:15 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 340 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 4.583 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.01 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us2000a6dp Id of event.
Event Code 2000a6dp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a6dp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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