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Strong earthquake 6 mag, 32 km SW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -16.3056S, 167.1879WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, 167.1879° East, -16.3056° South, depth 4.77 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:35:42 / 7:35 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10005cpd. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005cpd. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 08:35:42 / April 30, 2016 @ 8:35 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 4.77 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 32 km SW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.1879° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.3056° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 4.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32km SW 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 08:35:42 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-30 09:00:11 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 5.53 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 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 554 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 0.853 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10005cpd Id of event.
Event Code 10005cpd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005cpd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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