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Moderate earthquake, 5.4 mag has occurred near Lakatoro in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -17.3372S, 166.9535WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 143 km SSW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu (89 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/09/19 / 2019-09-20 18:20:07 / September 20, 2019 @ 6:20 pm. Event id: us60005lhn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60005lhn. The temblor was picked up at 05:20:07 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 166.9535 East, latitude -17.3372 South, depth = 10.54 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.54 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 143 km SSW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 166.9535° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.3372° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.54 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 143km SSW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-20 18:20:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-20 18:41:37 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 660 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 3.5 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 449 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 1.894 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 66 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 us60005lhn Id of event.
Event Code 60005lhn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60005lhn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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