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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Isangel in Vanuatu


Earthquake location -19.9922S, 169.8737WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:40:12 / 10:40 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us60007k78. Event ids that are associated: us60007k78. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.37 km (37 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/01/20 / 2020-01-19 11:40:12 / January 19, 2020 @ 11:40 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.8737 East, latitude -19.9922 South, depth = 59.37 km.

The epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

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 thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km SE of Isangel, 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 169.8737° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.9922° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.37 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 80km SE of Isangel, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-01-19 11:40:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-02 08:39:13 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 2.273 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.49 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us60007k78 Id of event.
Event Code 60007k78 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60007k78, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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