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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Lakatoro in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -16.2295S, 168.074WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.074 East, latitude -16.2295 South, depth = 168.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006rl6. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006rl6. The epicenter was at a depth of 168.29 km (105 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 11:05:58 / September 22, 2016 @ 11:05 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:05:58 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.074° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.2295° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 168.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km E 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 2016-09-22 11:05:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-22 11:22:01 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 400 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 4.591 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 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 us10006rl6 Id of event.
Event Code 10006rl6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006rl6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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