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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Lakatoro in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -16.2873S, 167.8421WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Sunday. Exact location, longitude 167.8421° East, latitude -16.2873° South, depth = 164.66 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 164.66 km (102 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/11/19 / 2019-11-10 08:10:33 / November 10, 2019 @ 8:10 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us60006c3c. Unique identifier: us60006c3c. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:10:33 / 7:10 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

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

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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: 49 km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.8421° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.2873° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 164.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km ESE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-11-10 08:10:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-07 13:32:32 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 1.037 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.26 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 us60006c3c Id of event.
Event Code 60006c3c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006c3c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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