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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Norsup in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -16.2581S, 167.1635WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. The temblor was detected at 15:38:28 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.1635 East, latitude -16.2581 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 04:38:28 / April 30, 2016 @ 4:38 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10005cn8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005cn8. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 31 km SW of Norsup, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.1635° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.2581° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km SW 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 2016-04-30 04:38:28 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-30 04:58:05 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 385 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 0.807 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.3 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us10005cn8 Id of event.
Event Code 10005cn8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005cn8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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