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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag has occurred near Isangel in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -19.059S, 169.5777WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 169.5777 East, latitude -19.059 South, depth = 258.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/12/19 / 2019-12-04 20:10:03 / December 4, 2019 @ 8:10 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006m2j. Id of event: us60006m2j. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:10:03 / 7:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 258.55 km (161 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel.

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 63 km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 169.5777° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -19.059° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 258.55 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-12-04 20:10:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-04 20:25:53 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 536 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 2.813 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 21 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 us60006m2j Id of event.
Event Code 60006m2j An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006m2j, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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