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Strong earthquake, 6 mag was detected near Port-Olry in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.498S, 166.4805WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 86 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (53 miles). Exact location, longitude 166.4805° East, latitude -14.498° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:17:05 / 11:17 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005hzl. Unique identifier: us20005hzl. Exact time and date of earthquake 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 12:17:05 / April 14, 2016 @ 12:17 pm UTC/GMT.

Every 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 one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-nine and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

Questions or comments?

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: 86 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 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.4805° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.498° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 86km 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 12:17:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 12:36:38 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 4.82 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 554 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 1.174 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us20005hzl Id of event.
Event Code 20005hzl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005hzl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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