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Earthquake: M 5.2 quake strikes near Port-Vila in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -17.673S, 168.2637WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (mg/mb) was reported Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The temblor was reported at 03:18:40 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 61.57 km (38 miles). Global time of event 2014-11-22 04:18:40 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 168.2637 East, latitude -17.673 South, depth 61.57 km.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.2637° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.673° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 61.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 9km NW 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 2014-11-22 04:18:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2014-11-22 04:37:59 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 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 416 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 2.435 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 usb000syw6 Id of event.
Event Code b000syw6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usb000syw6 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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