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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Port-Vila in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -17.6443S, 168.7358WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 153.63 km (95 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:53:13 / 2:53 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 168.7358° East, -17.6443° South, depth 153.63 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us6000dfzn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dfzn. Global time and date of event 02/02/21 / 2021-02-02 14:53:13 / February 2, 2021 @ 2:53 pm UTC/GMT.

Earthquake epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 45 km ENE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.7358° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.6443° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 153.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45 km ENE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-02-02 14:53:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-10 18:38:47 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 298 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 4.904 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115 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 us6000dfzn Id of event.
Event Code 6000dfzn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dfzn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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