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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Isangel in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -18.8701S, 169.4597WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Global time and date of event 24/06/20 / 2020-06-24 03:53:54 / June 24, 2020 @ 3:53 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 197.97 km (123 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us7000afq8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000afq8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 03:53:54 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 169.4597° East, -18.8701° South, depth 197.97 km.

Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 76 km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.4597° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.8701° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 197.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 76 km NNE 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 2020-06-24 03:53:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-06 03:58:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 284 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 2.923 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 160 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 us7000afq8 Id of event.
Event Code 7000afq8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000afq8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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