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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 65 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.509S, 167.7693WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Friday. Exact location of event, depth 128.14 km, 167.7693° East, -15.509° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 128.14 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000akr6. Id of event: us7000akr6. The temblor was picked up at 23:09:33 / 11:09 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/07/20 / 2020-07-03 23:09:33 / July 3, 2020 @ 11:09 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 65 km (40 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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: 65 km E of Luganville, 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 167.7693° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.509° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 128.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-07-03 23:09:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-18 23:19:42 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 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 0.549 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 192 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 us7000akr6 Id of event.
Event Code 7000akr6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000akr6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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