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Strong earthquake 6.9 mag, 56 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -17.3S, 168.6WA earthquake magnitude 6.9 (mg/mb) has occurred on Friday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The temblor was reported at 02:47:27 / 2:47 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 198 km (123 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-23 03:47:27 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near Port-Vila in Vanuatu, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude 168.6 East, latitude -17.3 South, depth 198 km.

Close countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.6° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.3° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 198 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km 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 2015-01-23 03:47:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-23 03:55:11 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 1 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 732 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ptat A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 8 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 2.10205776 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176.4 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00nim2j3 Id of event.
Event Code 00nim2j3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS pt15023000at00nim2j3 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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