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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.0428S, 167.1499WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122.3 km (76 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.1499 East, latitude -15.0428 South, depth = 122.3 km. The temblor was picked up at 01:19:43 / 1:19 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/03/18 / 2018-03-05 14:19:43 / March 5, 2018 @ 2:19 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000d4bg. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000d4bg.

Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 10 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.1499° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.0428° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 122.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 10km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-03-05 14:19:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-14 20:34:05 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 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 5.703 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 184 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 us1000d4bg Id of event.
Event Code 1000d4bg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d4bg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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