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Strong earthquake, 6.5 mag has occurred near Port-Olry in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.5484S, 166.4055WA earthquake with magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) was reported 88 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (55 miles) on Friday. The temblor was detected at 08:50:26 / 8:50 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Port-Olry in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 166.4055 East, latitude -14.5484 South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us20005i6p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt16105055, at00o5n8ns, us20005i6p. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 21:50:26 / April 14, 2016 @ 9:50 pm.

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 88 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.4055° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.5484° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km NW 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 2016-04-14 21:50:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 22:16:46 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 6 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 1 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 650 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 ,pt,at,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 1.18 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 30 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20005i6p Id of event.
Event Code 20005i6p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16105055,at00o5n8ns,us20005i6p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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