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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.9768S, 167.4436WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Thursday. Global time and date of event 01/06/16 / 2016-06-01 17:16:15 / June 1, 2016 @ 5:16 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us200062jx. Ids that are associated to the event: us200062jx. The temblor was picked up at 04:16:15 / 4:16 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 167.4436 East, latitude -14.9768 South, depth = 125.46 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 125.46 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 43 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.4436° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.9768° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 125.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-06-01 17:16:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-21 21:46:56 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 5.772 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 144 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 us200062jx Id of event.
Event Code 200062jx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200062jx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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