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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.6429S, 167.4431WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 166.8 km (104 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 167.4431° East, -14.6429° South, depth 166.8 km. Id of earthquake: us2000h776. Event ids that are associated: us2000h776. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/08/18 / 2018-08-25 01:08:49 / August 25, 2018 @ 1:08 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:08:49 / 12:08 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 61 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.4431° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.6429° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 166.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km NE 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 2018-08-25 01:08:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-12 03:50:52 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 271 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 6.103 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us2000h776 Id of event.
Event Code 2000h776 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h776, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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