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Moderate earthquake, 5.3 mag was detected near Port-Vila in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -17.6452S, 167.8518WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The epicenter was at a depth of 70.91 km (44 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/02/21 / 2021-02-14 19:43:01 / February 14, 2021 @ 7:43 pm. Exact location, longitude 167.8518° East, latitude -17.6452° South, depth = 70.91 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 19:43:01 / 7:43 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dhn6. Id of event: us6000dhn6.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. The epicenter was 51 km (32 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate 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: 50 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.8518° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.6452° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 70.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50 km WNW 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 2021-02-14 19:43:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-14 20:01:38 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 9.723 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 69 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 us6000dhn6 Id of event.
Event Code 6000dhn6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dhn6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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