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Moderate earthquake, 5 mag has occurred near Luganville in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.4443S, 167.3936WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 119.28 km (74 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:32:31 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.3936° East, -15.4443° South, depth 119.28 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 16:32:31 / January 10, 2020 @ 4:32 pm. Id of earthquake: us70006xl2. Event ids that are associated: us70006xl2.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 73 km (45 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 four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

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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: 26 km ENE of Luganville, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.3936° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.4443° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 119.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km 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 2020-01-10 16:32:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-01-10 16:48:07 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 0.183 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 179 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 us70006xl2 Id of event.
Event Code 70006xl2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70006xl2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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