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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Sola in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.4709S, 167.3848WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 175.45 km (109 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/08/20 / 2020-08-05 21:40:24 / August 5, 2020 @ 9:40 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:40:24 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 175.45 km, 167.3848° East, -14.4709° South. Event id: us6000b9ws. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000b9ws.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 68 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.3848° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.4709° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 175.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-08-05 21:40:24 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-26 03:11:10 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 0.986 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us6000b9ws Id of event.
Event Code 6000b9ws An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000b9ws, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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