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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 84 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu

Earthquake location -13.2128S, 167.17WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Friday. Id of earthquake: us60003rpr. Event ids that are associated: us60003rpr. The temblor was reported at 16:48:08 / 4:48 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 236.23 km (147 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 167.17 East, latitude -13.2128 South, depth = 236.23 km. Global time and date of event 17/05/19 / 2019-05-17 05:48:08 / May 17, 2019 @ 5:48 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 84 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.17° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.2128° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 236.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km NNW 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 2019-05-17 05:48:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-12 06:18:54 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 8.014 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 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 us60003rpr Id of event.
Event Code 60003rpr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003rpr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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