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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 20 km SSE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -16.272S, 167.5239WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Sunday. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:30:39 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005crg. Unique identifier: us10005crg. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 20:30:39 / April 30, 2016 @ 8:30 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 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). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.5239 East, latitude -16.272 South, depth = 10 km.

Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 20 km SSE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.5239° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.272° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 20km SSE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-30 20:30:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-30 21:12:11 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 416 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 0.876 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us10005crg Id of event.
Event Code 10005crg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005crg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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