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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Sola in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -12.2594S, 166.8121WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 196 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (122 miles). Id of earthquake: us20009y1w. Event ids that are associated: us20009y1w. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:59:25 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). 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: 13/07/17 / 2017-07-13 15:59:25 / July 13, 2017 @ 3:59 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 166.8121 East, latitude -12.2594 South, depth = 255.23 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 255.23 km (159 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 196 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.8121° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.2594° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 255.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 196km 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 15:59:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-08-11 16:51:16 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 298 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 28.142 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.38 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 us20009y1w Id of event.
Event Code 20009y1w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009y1w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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