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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 105 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.2172S, 166.5764WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 105 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (65 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005fsh. Unique identifier: us20005fsh. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:54:51 / 5:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 166.5764° East, -14.2172° South, depth 10 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 06:54:51 / April 6, 2016 @ 6:54 am.

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 105 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.5764° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.2172° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 105km 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 2016-04-06 06:54:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-06 07:11:31 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 449 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 6.554 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 51 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 us20005fsh Id of event.
Event Code 20005fsh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005fsh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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