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Moderate earthquake 5.4 mag, 107 km WNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.5934S, 166.1732WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 107 km WNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (66 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 07:12:30 / April 20, 2016 @ 7:12 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 166.1732° East, -14.5934° South. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:12:30 / 6:12 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005k2u. Event ids that are associated: us20005k2u.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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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: 107 km WNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.1732° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.5934° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 107km WNW 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 2016-04-20 07:12:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-20 07:29:07 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 449 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 1.308 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 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 us20005k2u Id of event.
Event Code 20005k2u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005k2u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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