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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 74 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.5903S, 167.5505WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/03/20 / 2020-03-01 18:44:49 / March 1, 2020 @ 6:44 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.5505 East, latitude -14.5903 South, depth = 130.58 km. The temblor was detected at 05:44:49 / 5:44 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60008b1m. Event ids that are associated: us60008b1m. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 130.58 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.

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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: 74 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.5505° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.5903° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 130.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 74km NE 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 2020-03-01 18:44:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-03-30 15:19:29 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 326 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 0.915 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 219 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 us60008b1m Id of event.
Event Code 60008b1m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60008b1m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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