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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Lakatoro in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -16.1444S, 167.9933WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 166.94 km (104 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 28/07/17 / 2017-07-28 06:56:18 / July 28, 2017 @ 6:56 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000a22u. Event ids that are associated: us2000a22u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:56:18 / 5:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 167.9933 East, latitude -16.1444 South, depth = 166.94 km.

Epicenter of the event was 62 km (38 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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 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: 61 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.9933° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.1444° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 166.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-07-28 06:56:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-07-28 07:15:33 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 4.662 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 192 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 us2000a22u Id of event.
Event Code 2000a22u An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000a22u, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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