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



Earthquake location -14.839S, 167.392WA major earthquake magnitude 7.3 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.392 East, latitude -14.839 South, depth = 116.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 116.9 km (73 miles). Id of earthquake: pt15293052. Event ids that are associated: pt15293052. The temblor was picked up at 08:52:01 / 8:52 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 21:52:01 / October 20, 2015 @ 9:52 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Sola, Luganville. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (49 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 108 km (67 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop), 140 km (87 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.392° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.839° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 116.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km ENE 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 21:52:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-20 21:58:15 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 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 820 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 11 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 115.199990784 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 pt15293052 Id of event.
Event Code 15293052 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt15293052, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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