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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Port-Olry in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.246S, 166.5895WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 166.5895° East, -14.246° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:57:38 / 6:57 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005ft6. Event ids that are associated: us20005ft6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 07:57:38 / April 6, 2016 @ 7:57 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 111 km (69 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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. 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: 101 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.5895° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.246° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 101km 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 07:57:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-06 08:21:54 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 3.71 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level green 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 465 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 6.524 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us20005ft6 Id of event.
Event Code 20005ft6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ft6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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