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Strong earthquake, 6.7 mag was detected near Lakatoro in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -16.0495S, 168.1465WA earthquake magnitude 6.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.34 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lakatoro in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: pt18233001, at00pdu1a5, us1000gf2g. Unique identifier: us1000gf2g. The temblor was reported at 09:32:29 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/08/18 / 2018-08-21 22:32:29 / August 21, 2018 @ 10:32 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 168.1465° East, -16.0495° South, depth 30.34 km.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 121 km (75 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 78 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.1465° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.0495° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 78km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-08-21 22:32:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-21 22:53:49 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 6.32 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 691 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 ,pt,at,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 4.78 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 37 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000gf2g Id of event.
Event Code 1000gf2g An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt18233001,at00pdu1a5,us1000gf2g, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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