A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.01 km (37 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 08:02:32 / 8:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 59.01 km, 169.1321° East, -20.1986° South. Id of earthquake: us10003pem. Event ids that are associated: us10003pem. Global time and date of event 17/10/15 / 2015-10-17 21:02:32 / October 17, 2015 @ 9:02 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (46 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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