A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact location, longitude 166.967° East, latitude -14.542° South, depth = 6.56 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 6.56 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/01/16 / 2016-01-23 07:49:43 / January 23, 2016 @ 7:49 am. The temblor was detected at 18:49:43 / 6:49 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004gl0. Event ids that are associated: us10004gl0.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. The epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 six and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km N of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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