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Strong earthquake 6.6 mag, 101 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.5S, 166.3WA earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 101 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (63 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 21:50:30 / April 14, 2016 @ 9:50 pm. The temblor was reported at 08:50:30 / 8:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: at00o5n8ns. Event ids that are associated: pt16105055, at00o5n8ns. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 166.3° East, -14.5° South. A tsunami warning has been issued near Port-Olry in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 101 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 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.3° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.5° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 101km 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 21:50:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 21:59:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 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 670 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network at The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt,at, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111.6 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID at00o5n8ns Id of event.
Event Code 00o5n8ns An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16105055,at00o5n8ns, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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