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Major earthquake, 7.3 mag was detected near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.8615S, 167.3069WA major earthquake with magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The temblor was reported at 08:52:02 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003q0q. Event ids that are associated: pt15293052, at00nwjgqr, us10003q0q. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 21:52:02 / October 20, 2015 @ 9:52 pm. A tsunami warning has been issued near Port-Olry in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.3069° East, latitude -14.8615° South, depth = 131.04 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 131.04 km (81 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 75 km (46 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 112 km (70 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop), 138 km (86 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Sola, Luganville (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 34 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.3069° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.8615° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 131.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-20 21:52:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-20 22:11:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 5.3 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.75 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 821 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 ,pt,at,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 0.59 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003q0q Id of event.
Event Code 10003q0q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt15293052,at00nwjgqr,us10003q0q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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