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Moderate earthquake 5.1 mag, 91 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.2687S, 166.7712WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Monday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:18:58 / 5:18 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 18:18:58 / April 3, 2016 @ 6:18 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20005ecc. Event ids that are associated: us20005ecc. Exact location, longitude 166.7712° East, latitude -14.2687° South, depth = 35 km.

Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 91 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.7712° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.2687° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km NNW 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 2016-04-03 18:18:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-03 18:39:05 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 400 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 1.243 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 111 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 us20005ecc Id of event.
Event Code 20005ecc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ecc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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