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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Isangel in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -19.0923S, 169.1384WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/07/20 / 2020-07-20 11:48:53 / July 20, 2020 @ 11:48 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.1384 East, latitude -19.0923 South, depth = 157.68 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:48:53 / 11:48 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 157.68 km (98 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000arj5. Unique identifier: us7000arj5.

The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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: 51 km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.1384° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.0923° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 157.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51 km NNW 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 2020-07-20 11:48:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-07-20 12:11:29 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 340 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 2.594 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us7000arj5 Id of event.
Event Code 7000arj5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000arj5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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