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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Luganville in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.3772S, 167.6186WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 111.09 km (69 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 167.6186° East, -15.3772° South, depth 111.09 km. The temblor was detected at 13:19:18 / 1:19 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us600052ud. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600052ud. Global time and date of event 02/08/19 / 2019-08-02 02:19:18 / August 2, 2019 @ 2:19 am UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 51 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.6186° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.3772° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km 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 2019-08-02 02:19:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-10 01:36:25 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 0.406 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 214 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 us600052ud Id of event.
Event Code 600052ud An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600052ud, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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