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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 63 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu

Earthquake location -17.2281S, 168.6001WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cg55. Id of event: us7000cg55. Exact location of earthquake, 168.6001° East, -17.2281° South, depth 209.19 km. The temblor was detected at 20:02:05 / 8:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/11/20 / 2020-11-12 20:02:05 / November 12, 2020 @ 8:02 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 209.19 km (130 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (39 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 63 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.6001° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.2281° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 209.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63 km NNE 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 2020-11-12 20:02:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-17 19:18:19 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 271 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 2.221 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 110 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 us7000cg55 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cg55 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cg55, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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