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Light earthquake: M4 quake has struck near Norsup in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.7348S, 167.9964WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 00:39:43 / September 17, 2020 @ 12:39 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bznw. Id of event: us6000bznw. Exact location, longitude 167.9964° East, latitude -15.7348° South, depth = 230.42 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:39:43 / 12:39 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 230.42 km (143 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 73 km ENE of Norsup, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.9964° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.7348° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 230.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73 km ENE of Norsup, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-17 00:39:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-26 02:26:33 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 246 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 0.816 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 206 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 us6000bznw Id of event.
Event Code 6000bznw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bznw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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