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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.9389S, 167.4809WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.4809° East, -14.9389° South, depth 106.89 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106.89 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 06:37:13 / March 23, 2020 @ 6:37 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us70008edr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008edr. The temblor was detected at 17:37:13 / 5:37 pm (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).

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

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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 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: 47 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.4809° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.9389° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 106.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 47km ENE 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 2020-03-23 06:37:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-23 07:14:29 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 354 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 0.572 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.93 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 us70008edr Id of event.
Event Code 70008edr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008edr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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