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Moderate earthquake, 5.9 mag strikes near Lakatoro in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -16.0936S, 167.9806WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 165.66 km (103 miles). The temblor was reported at 14:15:43 / 2:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009hnm. Unique identifier: us70009hnm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.9806 East, latitude -16.0936 South, depth = 165.66 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 03:15:43 / May 16, 2020 @ 3:15 am.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 108 km (67 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).

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 four and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.9806° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.0936° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 165.66 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km 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 2020-05-16 03:15:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-16 03:33:58 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 0.986 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 37 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 us70009hnm Id of event.
Event Code 70009hnm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009hnm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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