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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag strikes near Sola in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -13.3613S, 166.7902WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.7902 East, latitude -13.3613 South, depth = 50.1 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d1gl. Id of event: us7000d1gl. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.1 km (31 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:18:19 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 20:18:19 / January 19, 2021 @ 8:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 101 km (62 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 100 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.7902° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.3613° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 100 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2021-01-19 20:18:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-19 20:36:31 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 400 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 2.111 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us7000d1gl Id of event.
Event Code 7000d1gl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d1gl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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