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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.153S, 167.311WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Friday. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:27:45 / 11:27 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/04/20 / 2020-04-10 12:27:45 / April 10, 2020 @ 12:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 93.78 km, 167.311° East, -15.153° South. Id of earthquake: us70008ye6. Event ids that are associated: us70008ye6. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 93.78 km (58 miles).

Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every 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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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. 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: 30 km ESE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.311° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.153° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km ESE 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 2020-04-10 12:27:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-08 12:49:33 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 246 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 6.33 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.58 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 158 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 us70008ye6 Id of event.
Event Code 70008ye6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70008ye6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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