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Moderate earthquake: M5 quake has struck near Norsup in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -15.6458S, 167.7836WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crdn. Id of event: us7000crdn. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 124.57 km (77 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:43:05 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.7836 East, latitude -15.6458 South, depth = 124.57 km. Global time and date of event 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 22:43:05 / December 15, 2020 @ 10:43 pm UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.7836° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -15.6458° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 124.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-12-15 22:43:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-12-15 23:01:57 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 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 0.593 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.17 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 104 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 us7000crdn Id of event.
Event Code 7000crdn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000crdn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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