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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 26 km SW of Isangel, Vanuatu

Earthquake location -19.7311S, 169.1279WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.86 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, 169.1279° East, -19.7311° South, depth 32.86 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:23:04 / 1:23 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 13:23:04 / October 9, 2020 @ 1:23 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000c89k. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c89k.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 25 km (15 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 26 km SW of Isangel, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.1279° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.7311° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 32.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26 km SW of Isangel, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-10-09 13:23:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-06 13:07:01 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 284 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 2.021 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 181 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 us6000c89k Id of event.
Event Code 6000c89k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c89k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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