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Light earthquake: M4.9 quake has struck near Luganville in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.3407S, 167.723WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Saturday. Unique identifier: us70003mlh. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003mlh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:27:37 / 5:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.21 km (73 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 167.723° East, -15.3407° South, depth 117.21 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/05/19 / 2019-05-10 18:27:37 / May 10, 2019 @ 6:27 pm.

Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville.

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 63 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.723° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.3407° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-10 18:27:37 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-05 20:14:41 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 6.803 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us70003mlh Id of event.
Event Code 70003mlh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003mlh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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