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Strong earthquake, 6.5 mag was detected near Port-Vila in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -17.114S, 167.784WA earthquake magnitude 6.5 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Saturday. The 6.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:23:15 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.784° East, -17.114° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has been issued near Port-Vila in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 25/05/24 / 2024-05-25 22:23:15 / May 25, 2024 @ 10:23 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: pt24146000. Event ids that are associated: pt24146000.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (56 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. 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 two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 88 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.784° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -17.114° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2024-05-25 22:23:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-05-25 22:32:26 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 1 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 650 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 24 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 165.599986752 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt24146000 Id of event.
Event Code 24146000 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,pt24146000, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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