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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near Sola in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.237S, 167.3904WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:26:55 / 4:26 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cg4g. Id of event: us7000cg4g. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 154.82 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 154.82 km, 167.3904° East, -14.237° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/11/20 / 2020-11-12 04:26:55 / November 12, 2020 @ 4:26 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).

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 six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 43 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.3904° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.237° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 154.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43 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 2020-11-12 04:26:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-07 05:32:19 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 271 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 1.216 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.48 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 us7000cg4g Id of event.
Event Code 7000cg4g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cg4g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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