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Light earthquake 4.5 mag, 82 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.1844S, 166.8464WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/09/17 / 2017-09-03 12:19:00 / September 3, 2017 @ 12:19 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 166.8464 East, latitude -14.1844 South, depth = 6.58 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 6.58 km (4 miles). The temblor was picked up at 23:19:00 / 11:19 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us2000ag6y. Event ids that are associated: us2000ag6y.

Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 82 km WSW of Sola, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.8464° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.1844° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 6.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km WSW 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 2017-09-03 12:19:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-15 06:30:36 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 312 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 6.786 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 207 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 us2000ag6y Id of event.
Event Code 2000ag6y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ag6y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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