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Strong earthquake: M6 quake has struck near Luganville in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.4622S, 167.4897WA earthquake with magnitude 6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, longitude 167.4897 East, latitude -15.4622 South, depth = 113.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 01/07/19 / 2019-07-01 17:13:30 / July 1, 2019 @ 5:13 pm UTC/GMT. The 6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:13:30 / 4:13 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004840. Id of event: us70004840. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 113.29 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. 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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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 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: 35 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.4897° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.4622° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 113.29 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-07-01 17:13:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-01 17:31:44 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 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 6.648 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 53 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 us70004840 Id of event.
Event Code 70004840 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004840, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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