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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag strikes near Lakatoro in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.9641S, 167.9361WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:43:08 / 1:43 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 168.29 km (105 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/06/19 / 2019-06-10 14:43:08 / June 10, 2019 @ 2:43 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 167.9361° East, -15.9641° South, depth 168.29 km. Id of earthquake: us70003xp2. Event ids that are associated: us70003xp2. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro. Epicenter of the event was 96 km (60 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).

Every 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 sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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 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: 58 km ENE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.9361° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.9641° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 168.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 58km ENE 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 2019-06-10 14:43:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-06-10 15:31:59 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 6.237 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.45 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us70003xp2 Id of event.
Event Code 70003xp2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70003xp2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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