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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Sola in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -13.6673S, 166.8573WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 166.8573° East, -13.6673° South, depth 115.19 km. Id of earthquake: us100073kd. Event ids that are associated: us100073kd. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:35:35 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115.19 km (72 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/11/16 / 2016-11-01 20:35:35 / November 1, 2016 @ 8:35 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-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 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 78 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.8573° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.6673° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 115.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-01 20:35:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-01 21:59:39 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 7.08 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us100073kd Id of event.
Event Code 100073kd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100073kd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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