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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.2137S, 167.4312WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Wednesday. 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 127.84 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 167.4312 East, latitude -15.2137 South, depth = 127.84 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:51:11 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/09/18 / 2018-09-26 00:51:11 / September 26, 2018 @ 12:51 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000hk1k. Event ids that are associated: us2000hk1k.

The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 44 km ESE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.4312° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.2137° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 127.84 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km ESE 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 2018-09-26 00:51:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-26 01:16:19 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 369 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 6.093 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us2000hk1k Id of event.
Event Code 2000hk1k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000hk1k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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