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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag was detected near Isangel in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -19.0362S, 169.6778WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/06/18 / 2018-06-25 12:49:07 / June 25, 2018 @ 12:49 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 269.86 km (168 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us1000f14j. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000f14j. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:49:07 / 11:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 169.6778 East, latitude -19.0362 South, depth = 269.86 km.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (44 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 71 km NE of Isangel, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.6778° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.0362° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 269.86 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km NE 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 2018-06-25 12:49:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-06-25 13:07:15 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 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 2.874 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 79 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 us1000f14j Id of event.
Event Code 1000f14j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000f14j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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