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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.8299S, 167.302WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The temblor was detected at 21:02:46 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 05/11/19 / 2019-11-05 10:02:46 / November 5, 2019 @ 10:02 am UTC/GMT. 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 95.04 km (59 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006b5d. Id of event: us60006b5d. Exact location of event, depth 95.04 km, 167.302° East, -14.8299° South.

Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville.

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 36 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.302° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.8299° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 95.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km 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 2019-11-05 10:02:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-02 10:20:52 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 284 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 0.621 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 143 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 us60006b5d Id of event.
Event Code 60006b5d An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006b5d, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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