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Strong earthquake, 6.2 mag has occurred near Port-Vila in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -17.0936S, 168.4969WA earthquake with magnitude 6.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/09/20 / 2020-09-07 06:12:39 / September 7, 2020 @ 6:12 am. The temblor was detected at 06:12:39 / 6:12 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Port-Vila in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: pt20251000, us7000bj6y, at00qg9yl1. Unique identifier: us7000bj6y. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.4969 East, latitude -17.0936 South, depth = 10 km.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 168.4969° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.0936° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-07 06:12:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-07 06:33:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 2 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 5.887 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 592 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,us,at, 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 2.055 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.14 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 67 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 us7000bj6y Id of event.
Event Code 7000bj6y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt20251000,us7000bj6y,at00qg9yl1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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