A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The temblor was picked up at 18:31:07 / 6:31 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 256.58 km (159 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mnk. Id of event: us10003mnk. Global time and date of event 10/10/15 / 2015-10-10 07:31:07 / October 10, 2015 @ 7:31 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.5492 East, latitude -19.0787 South, depth = 256.58 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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