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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 54 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.6461S, 167.3474WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Friday. The temblor was reported at 06:20:12 / 6:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/10/18 / 2018-10-25 19:20:12 / October 25, 2018 @ 7:20 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 122.17 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 167.3474 East, latitude -14.6461 South, depth = 122.17 km. Unique identifier: us2000i4mg. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000i4mg. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.3474° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.6461° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 122.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km 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 2018-10-25 19:20:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-10-31 18:17:11 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 6.557 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.5 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 283 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 us2000i4mg Id of event.
Event Code 2000i4mg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000i4mg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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