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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag strikes near Isangel in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -20.9839S, 169.9928WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 175 km SSE of Isangel, Vanuatu (109 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 12:36:43 / March 14, 2017 @ 12:36 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 23:36:43 / 11:36 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 129.73 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 169.9928 East, latitude -20.9839 South, depth = 129.73 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088vp. Id of event: us100088vp.

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 thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 175 km SSE of Isangel, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.9928° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.9839° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 129.73 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 175km SSE of Isangel, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-14 12:36:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-14 12:58:13 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 3.75 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 482 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 2.582 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 49 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 us100088vp Id of event.
Event Code 100088vp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100088vp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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