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Strong earthquake, 6.4 mag has occurred near Isangel in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -18.7978S, 169.0947WA earthquake magnitude 6.4 (ml/mb) strikes 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Thursday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 20:09:49 / September 20, 2017 @ 8:09 pm. The temblor was reported at 07:09:49 / 7:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Isangel in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: at00owlhce, pt17263004, us2000as2f. Unique identifier: us2000as2f. Exact location of earthquake, 169.0947° East, -18.7978° South, depth 200.19 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 200.19 km (124 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 85 km NNW of Isangel, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.0947° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -18.7978° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 200.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km NNW 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 2017-09-20 20:09:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-20 20:31:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 5 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.8 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 4.04 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 1 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 632 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 ,at,pt,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 2.631 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 20 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 us2000as2f Id of event.
Event Code 2000as2f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00owlhce,pt17263004,us2000as2f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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