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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 61 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -18.9935S, 169.2343WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000e0jv. Unique identifier: us2000e0jv. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:27:15 / 10:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/04/18 / 2018-04-15 11:27:15 / April 15, 2018 @ 11:27 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 169.2343° East, -18.9935° South, depth 203.07 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 203.07 km (126 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 61 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.2343° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.9935° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 203.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km N 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 2018-04-15 11:27:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-15 11:46:46 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 2.582 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us2000e0jv Id of event.
Event Code 2000e0jv An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000e0jv, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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