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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag has occurred near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.771S, 167.1599WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.42 km (49 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 167.1599 East, latitude -14.771 South, depth = 78.42 km. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:35:23 / 10:35 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007wbk. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007wbk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 23:35:23 / January 30, 2017 @ 11:35 pm UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola, Luganville (min 5000 pop).

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

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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 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: 33 km NNE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.1599° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.771° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 78.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km NNE 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 2017-01-30 23:35:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-31 00:07:32 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 4.17 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 536 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 5.973 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 21 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007wbk Id of event.
Event Code 10007wbk An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007wbk, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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