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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Norsup in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.6782S, 167.6521WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ec3c. Id of event: us1000ec3c. The epicenter was at a depth of 130.66 km (81 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/05/18 / 2018-05-23 21:32:08 / May 23, 2018 @ 9:32 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:32:08 / 8:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 167.6521 East, latitude -15.6782 South, depth = 130.66 km.

Earthquake epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 51 km NNE of Norsup, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.6521° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.6782° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 130.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km NNE 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 2018-05-23 21:32:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-20 03:35:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 312 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 5.086 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 195 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 us1000ec3c Id of event.
Event Code 1000ec3c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ec3c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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