A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Friday. Global time and date of event 26/02/16 / 2016-02-26 04:47:43 / February 26, 2016 @ 4:47 am UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:47:43 / 3:47 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 167.7685° East, latitude -15.6386° South, depth = 127.52 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.52 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10004su3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004su3.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 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 three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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