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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 12 km ESE of Isangel, Vanuatu

Earthquake location -19.5742S, 169.3876WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 12 kilometers (7 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/09/17 / 2017-09-09 09:34:03 / September 9, 2017 @ 9:34 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 213.81 km (133 miles). Event id: us2000arsy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000arsy. The temblor was reported at 20:34:03 / 8:34 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 169.3876° East, -19.5742° South, depth 213.81 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel. The epicenter was 13 km (8 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Close 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 12 km ESE of Isangel, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.3876° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.5742° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 213.81 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 12km ESE of Isangel, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-09 09:34:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-29 08:34:28 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 259 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 2.284 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 129 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 us2000arsy Id of event.
Event Code 2000arsy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000arsy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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