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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 52 km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -19.1128S, 169.4542WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, 169.4542° East, -19.1128° South, depth 226.96 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d6hi. Id of event: us1000d6hi. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/03/18 / 2018-03-11 13:09:13 / March 11, 2018 @ 1:09 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 226.96 km (141 miles). The temblor was detected at 00:09:13 / 12:09 am (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (33 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 52 km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.4542° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.1128° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 226.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km NNE 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 2018-03-11 13:09:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-20 15:29:15 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 2.66 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 123 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 us1000d6hi Id of event.
Event Code 1000d6hi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000d6hi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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