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Moderate earthquake, 5.2 mag was detected near Isangel in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -20.2998S, 169.7077WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Exact location, longitude 169.7077° East, latitude -20.2998° South, depth = 114.24 km. Id of earthquake: us1000g79m. Event ids that are associated: us1000g79m. Global time and date of event 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 17:02:19 / August 12, 2018 @ 5:02 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114.24 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:02:19 / 4:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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 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: 94 km SSE of Isangel, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.7077° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.2998° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 114.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 94km SSE 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 2018-08-12 17:02:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-12 17:17:34 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 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 2.36 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 85 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 us1000g79m Id of event.
Event Code 1000g79m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g79m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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