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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Sola in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -12.735S, 169.0458WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 205 km NE of Sola, Vanuatu (127 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 613.23 km, 169.0458° East, -12.735° South. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:10:31 / 4:10 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us60006t83. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006t83. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/12/19 / 2019-12-09 17:10:31 / December 9, 2019 @ 5:10 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 613.23 km (381 miles).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 205 km NE of Sola, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.0458° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -12.735° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 613.23 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 205km NE 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 2019-12-09 17:10:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-22 21:06:14 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 3.234 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.57 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us60006t83 Id of event.
Event Code 60006t83 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006t83, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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