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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.1764S, 166.5445WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 110 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (68 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.5445 East, latitude -14.1764 South, depth = 12.82 km. The temblor was reported at 14:52:57 / 2:52 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.82 km (8 miles). Unique identifier: us20005gvy. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005gvy. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/04/16 / 2016-04-11 03:52:57 / April 11, 2016 @ 3:52 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days twenty-three and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 110 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.5445° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.1764° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 110km 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 2016-04-11 03:52:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-11 04:15:35 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 385 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 1.414 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.47 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us20005gvy Id of event.
Event Code 20005gvy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005gvy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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