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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Luganville in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.5679S, 167.6611WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.6611 East, latitude -15.5679 South, depth = 130.53 km. The temblor was reported at 21:17:35 / 9:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000ags5. Id of event: us2000ags5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 130.53 km (81 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/17 / 2017-09-06 10:17:35 / September 6, 2017 @ 10:17 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 54 km (33 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 53 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.6611° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.5679° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 130.53 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km E of Luganville, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-06 10:17:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-06 10:43:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.3 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 341 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 5.196 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 183 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 us2000ags5 Id of event.
Event Code 2000ags5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ags5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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