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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Sola in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -13.1771S, 167.0283WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:37:57 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 139.08 km, 167.0283° East, -13.1771° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 139.08 km (86 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us60006nx0. Unique identifier: us60006nx0. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/12/19 / 2019-12-08 14:37:57 / December 8, 2019 @ 2:37 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 96 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.0283° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.1771° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 139.08 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 96km NW 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 2019-12-08 14:37:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-08 15:04:21 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 2.263 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 114 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 us60006nx0 Id of event.
Event Code 60006nx0 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006nx0, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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