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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Norsup in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.829S, 167.4922WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Tuesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/07/20 / 2020-07-07 23:57:20 / July 7, 2020 @ 11:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 26.64 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:57:20 / 11:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.4922° East, -15.829° South, depth 26.64 km. Event id: us7000aned. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000aned.

Earthquake epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 28 km NNE of Norsup, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.4922° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.829° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28 km NNE of Norsup, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-07 23:57:20 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-14 22:15:49 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 259 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 0.47 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.39 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us7000aned Id of event.
Event Code 7000aned An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000aned, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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