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Strong earthquake: M6.3 quake has struck near Port-Olry in Vanuatu

Earthquake location -14.6086S, 167.2485WA earthquake with magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Monday. The 6.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:03:38 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.2485° East, -14.6086° South, depth 156.689 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 156.689 km (97 miles). Unique identifier: us7000mu8s. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000mu8s. Global time and date of event 24/06/24 / 2024-06-24 08:03:38 / June 24, 2024 @ 8:03 am UTC/GMT.

The epicenter was 102 km (63 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Sola (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km NNE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 6.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude 167.2485° East Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -14.6086° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 156.689 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51 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 2024-06-24 08:03:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-24 08:21:06 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 611 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 74 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 6.549 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 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 us7000mu8s Id of event.
Event Code 7000mu8s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000mu8s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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