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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.875S, 167.5069WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact location, longitude 167.5069° East, latitude -14.875° South, depth = 123.77 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:41:32 / 6:41 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/07/20 / 2020-07-17 18:41:32 / July 17, 2020 @ 6:41 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us6000b2tz. Event ids that are associated: us6000b2tz. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 123.77 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 50 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.5069° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.875° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 123.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50 km ENE 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 2020-07-17 18:41:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-15 16:20:30 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 312 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 7.228 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us6000b2tz Id of event.
Event Code 6000b2tz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b2tz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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