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Moderate earthquake 5.2 mag, 55 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu



Earthquake location -17.7412S, 167.7999WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 167.7999° East, latitude -17.7412° South, depth = 42.21 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/18 / 2018-01-17 13:56:15 / January 17, 2018 @ 1:56 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ckau. Unique identifier: us2000ckau. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:56:15 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.21 km (26 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 55 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.7999° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.7412° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 55km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-17 13:56:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-17 14:15:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 416 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 3.065 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 109 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 us2000ckau Id of event.
Event Code 2000ckau An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ckau, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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