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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Port-Olry in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -14.8932S, 167.2864WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 139.8 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 29/06/17 / 2017-06-29 02:24:30 / June 29, 2017 @ 2:24 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 13:24:30 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.2864 East, latitude -14.8932 South, depth = 139.8 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: us10009549. Id of event: us10009549.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).

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 sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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: 30 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.2864° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.8932° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 139.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km NE 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 2017-06-29 02:24:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-29 02:38:25 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 385 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 6.31 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 50 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 us10009549 Id of event.
Event Code 10009549 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10009549, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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