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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Sola in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.4373S, 169.7686WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 247 km ESE of Sola, Vanuatu (153 miles) on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 169.7686 East, latitude -14.4373 South, depth = 35.01 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bqgp. Id of event: us2000bqgp. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/11/17 / 2017-11-09 22:37:10 / November 9, 2017 @ 10:37 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.01 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 09:37:10 / 9:37 am (local time epicenter).

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 six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 247 km ESE of Sola, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.7686° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.4373° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 247km ESE 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 2017-11-09 22:37:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-18 05:24:05 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 326 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 8.019 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us2000bqgp Id of event.
Event Code 2000bqgp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bqgp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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