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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag was detected near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.0456S, 167.7318WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Unique identifier: us200082pn. Ids that are associated to the event: us200082pn. Exact location of earthquake, 167.7318° East, -15.0456° South, depth 107.19 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:20:31 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 107.19 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 04:20:31 / December 20, 2016 @ 4:20 am.

Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 73 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.7318° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.0456° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 107.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-20 04:20:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-20 04:39:59 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 3.8 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 401 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 5.719 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.99 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us200082pn Id of event.
Event Code 200082pn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200082pn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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