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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Sola in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -13.2876S, 168.6919WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 140 km ENE of Sola, Vanuatu (87 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hfg9. Id of event: us2000hfg9. The temblor was reported at 23:14:43 / 11:14 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 588.15 km (365 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.6919 East, latitude -13.2876 South, depth = 588.15 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/18 / 2018-09-16 12:14:43 / September 16, 2018 @ 12:14 pm.

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 140 km ENE of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.6919° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.2876° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 588.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 140km ENE of Sola, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-09-16 12:14:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-16 12:59:35 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 7.576 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us2000hfg9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000hfg9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hfg9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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