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Strong earthquake, 6 mag has occurred near Sola in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -13.4354S, 166.6871WA earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.6871 East, latitude -13.4354 South, depth = 47.71 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 47.71 km (30 miles). Global time and date of event 22/12/18 / 2018-12-22 14:25:02 / December 22, 2018 @ 2:25 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 01:25:02 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us2000iwat. Event ids that are associated: us2000iwat.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year.

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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: 105 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.6871° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.4354° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 105km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-12-22 14:25:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-12-22 14:42:40 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 5.12 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 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 554 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 2.061 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.21 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 100 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 us2000iwat Id of event.
Event Code 2000iwat An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000iwat, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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