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Moderate earthquake, 5.5 mag was detected near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.8207S, 167.2615WA moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, 167.2615° East, -14.8207° South, depth 111.8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 111.8 km (69 miles). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:01:35 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000cktq. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cktq. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/11/20 / 2020-11-29 09:01:35 / November 29, 2020 @ 9:01 am.

Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola, Luganville (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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. 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: 31 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.2615° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.8207° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 111.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-11-29 09:01:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-29 09:21:23 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 3.927 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 465 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 0.625 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 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 us7000cktq Id of event.
Event Code 7000cktq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cktq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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