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Strong earthquake, 6 mag was detected near Norsup in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -16.013S, 167.4309WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.76 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 167.4309° East, latitude -16.013° South, depth = 36.76 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 02:31:59 / September 17, 2016 @ 2:31 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:31:59 / 1:31 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006qbn. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006qbn.

Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.

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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 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: 7 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.4309° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.013° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.76 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km NE 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 2016-09-17 02:31:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-17 02:57:33 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 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.91 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 4.742 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 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 us10006qbn Id of event.
Event Code 10006qbn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qbn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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