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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag strikes near Port-Vila in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -16.9986S, 167.7181WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us6000c3bi. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c3bi. Exact location of event, depth 10.26 km, 167.7181° East, -16.9986° South. Global time and date of event 30/09/20 / 2020-09-30 19:35:23 / September 30, 2020 @ 7:35 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:35:23 / 7:35 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.26 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Port-Vila. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days thirty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 103 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.7181° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -16.9986° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 103 km NW 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 2020-09-30 19:35:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-30 19:51:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 432 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 1.62 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 65 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 us6000c3bi Id of event.
Event Code 6000c3bi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000c3bi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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