A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Monday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:18:58 / 5:18 am (local time epicenter). 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: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 18:18:58 / April 3, 2016 @ 6:18 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20005ecc. Event ids that are associated: us20005ecc. Exact location, longitude 166.7712° East, latitude -14.2687° South, depth = 35 km.
Epicenter of the event was 94 km (59 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 91 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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