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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag strikes near Isangel in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -20.1986S, 169.1321WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.01 km (37 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:02:32 / 8:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 59.01 km, 169.1321° East, -20.1986° South. Id of earthquake: us10003pem. Event ids that are associated: us10003pem. Global time and date of event 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 21:02:32 / October 17, 2015 @ 9:02 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km S of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.1321° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.1986° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 59.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km S 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 2015-10-17 21:02:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-17 21:20:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 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 1.64 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.97 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 85 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 us10003pem Id of event.
Event Code 10003pem An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003pem, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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