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Moderate earthquake: M5.1 quake has struck near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.4806S, 167.2789WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Id of earthquake: us6000d5nl. Event ids that are associated: us6000d5nl. Exact location of event, longitude 167.2789 East, latitude -14.4806 South, depth = 178.19 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 178.19 km (111 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/01/21 / 2021-01-05 03:11:55 / January 5, 2021 @ 3:11 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:11:55 / 3:11 am (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 65 km NNE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 5.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.2789° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.4806° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 178.19 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65 km NNE 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 2021-01-05 03:11:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-05 03:23:43 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 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 0.963 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 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 us6000d5nl Id of event.
Event Code 6000d5nl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d5nl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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