A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:01:37 / 12:01 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 166.4309° East, latitude -15.8691° South, depth = 20.73 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 20.73 km (13 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005e4q. Unique identifier: us20005e4q. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/04/16 / 2016-04-02 13:01:37 / April 2, 2016 @ 1:01 pm.
Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 one and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 87 km WSW of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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