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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Isangel in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -19.0889S, 168.7671WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Global time and date of event 12/11/17 / 2017-11-12 09:54:50 / November 12, 2017 @ 9:54 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 168.7671 East, latitude -19.0889 South, depth = 80.15 km. The temblor was detected at 20:54:50 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000bm90. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bm90. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.15 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 73 km (46 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km NW of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.7671° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.0889° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km NW 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 2017-11-12 09:54:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-12 10:15:16 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 370 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 2.21 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us2000bm90 Id of event.
Event Code 2000bm90 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bm90, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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