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Major earthquake, 7 mag was detected near Norsup in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -16.0941S, 167.3368WA major earthquake magnitude 7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. The 7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:33:26 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 19:33:26 / April 28, 2016 @ 7:33 pm. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 167.3368° East, -16.0941° South. All ids that are associated to the event: pt16119051, at00o6cznp, us10005c88. Unique identifier: us10005c88. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Norsup in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 5 km WSW of Norsup, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.3368° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.0941° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 5km WSW of Norsup, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-28 19:33:26 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-28 19:59:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 6.84 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 755 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 0.656 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10005c88 Id of event.
Event Code 10005c88 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt16119051,at00o6cznp,us10005c88, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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