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Strong earthquake, 6.1 mag strikes near Sola in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.4487S, 167.2953WA earthquake magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Thursday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 172.14 km (107 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:53:11 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us7000dfhs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dfhs. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/03/21 / 2021-03-04 16:53:11 / March 4, 2021 @ 4:53 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, 167.2953° East, -14.4487° South, depth 172.14 km.

Epicenter of the event was 120 km (75 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Sola.

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 69 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.2953° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.4487° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 172.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69 km SSW 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 2021-03-04 16:53:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-03-04 17:17:51 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 4.058 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 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 572 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 0.996 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us7000dfhs Id of event.
Event Code 7000dfhs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000dfhs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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