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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Port-Vila in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -17.9305S, 167.5859WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/18 / 2018-02-18 23:19:28 / February 18, 2018 @ 11:19 pm. The temblor was detected at 10:19:28 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 167.5859 East, latitude -17.9305 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000d8sk. Event ids that are associated: us2000d8sk.

Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 80 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.5859° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.9305° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-02-18 23:19:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-04 06:24:42 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 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 298 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 4.063 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 259 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 us2000d8sk Id of event.
Event Code 2000d8sk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000d8sk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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