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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag has occurred near Port-Olry in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.5447S, 166.7477WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 64 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (40 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.87 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005iny. Unique identifier: us20005iny. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 18:47:11 / April 15, 2016 @ 6:47 pm. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:47:11 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 166.7477° East, -14.5447° South, depth 33.87 km.

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 seven, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 64 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.7477° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.5447° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.87 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km 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 2016-04-15 18:47:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 19:35:04 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 432 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 0.999 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us20005iny Id of event.
Event Code 20005iny An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005iny, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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