A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 121.41 km (75 miles). Unique identifier: us100049g1. Ids that are associated to the event: us100049g1. Global time and date of event 25/12/15 / 2015-12-25 07:43:49 / December 25, 2015 @ 7:43 am UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:43:49 / 6:43 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.5674° East, latitude -15.1548° South, depth = 121.41 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville. Earthquake epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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