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Moderate earthquake, 5.6 mag was detected near Isangel in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -19.0029S, 169.5639WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 260.43 km (162 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10008f2b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008f2b. The temblor was reported at 09:17:43 / 9:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 22:17:43 / April 5, 2017 @ 10:17 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 169.5639° East, -19.0029° South, depth 260.43 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 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 thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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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. 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: 68 km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.5639° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.0029° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 260.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km NNE 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 2017-04-05 22:17:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-05 22:38:44 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 3.11 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 2.81 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.9 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 35 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 us10008f2b Id of event.
Event Code 10008f2b An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008f2b, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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