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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Sola in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -12.5033S, 166.931WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 166 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (103 miles) on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20009y1p. Ids that are associated to the event: us20009y1p. Exact location, longitude 166.931° East, latitude -12.5033° South, depth = 278.77 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 278.77 km (173 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 02:58:54 / 2:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 15:58:54 / July 13, 2017 @ 3:58 pm.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 166 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.931° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.5033° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 278.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 166km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-13 15:58:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-11 16:24:22 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 27.877 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.22 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 149 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 us20009y1p Id of event.
Event Code 20009y1p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009y1p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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