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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Isangel in Vanuatu



Earthquake location -19.0796S, 169.3699WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 11:31:34 / April 3, 2018 @ 11:31 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 229.96 km (143 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:31:34 / 10:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 169.3699° East, -19.0796° South, depth 229.96 km. Id of earthquake: us1000ddkq. Event ids that are associated: us1000ddkq.

Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). 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).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 53 km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.3699° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.0796° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 229.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km 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 2018-04-03 11:31:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-04-03 11:46:15 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 400 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 2.62 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 68 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 us1000ddkq Id of event.
Event Code 1000ddkq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000ddkq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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