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Moderate earthquake, 5.1 mag has occurred near Sola in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -13.7783S, 166.5756WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 166.5756 East, latitude -13.7783 South, depth = 42.96 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 08:54:40 / April 15, 2016 @ 8:54 am. 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: us20005ie6. Id of event: us20005ie6. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:54:40 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 42.96 km (27 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 105 km W of Sola, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.5756° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -13.7783° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 42.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 105km W 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 2016-04-15 08:54:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-15 09:12:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 1.766 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us20005ie6 Id of event.
Event Code 20005ie6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005ie6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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