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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Isangel in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -18.7152S, 169.3524WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Id of earthquake: us7000bgki. Event ids that are associated: us7000bgki. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/08/20 / 2020-08-28 12:24:18 / August 28, 2020 @ 12:24 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 237.34 km (147 miles). The temblor was detected at 12:24:18 / 12:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 237.34 km, 169.3524° East, -18.7152° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 93 km (58 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel (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 four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 91 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.3524° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.7152° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 237.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91 km N 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 2020-08-28 12:24:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-25 12:18:28 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 284 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 3.019 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 185 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 us7000bgki Id of event.
Event Code 7000bgki An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bgki, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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