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Strong earthquake: M6.6 quake has struck near Lakatoro in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -16.1638S, 167.9462WA earthquake magnitude 6.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/07/19 / 2019-07-31 15:02:33 / July 31, 2019 @ 3:02 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 179.11 km (111 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 6.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:02:33 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us60004xz4. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19212001, at00pvihsa, us60004xz4. A tsunami warning has been issued near Lakatoro in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.9462° East, latitude -16.1638° South, depth = 179.11 km.

Close 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. The epicenter was 110 km (69 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).

Every 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 56 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.9462° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.1638° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 179.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 56km 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 2019-07-31 15:02:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-31 15:23:48 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 4.553 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 670 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 6.045 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 36 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 us60004xz4 Id of event.
Event Code 60004xz4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt19212001,at00pvihsa,us60004xz4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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