A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact location, longitude 166.6455° East, latitude -14.2023° South, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005egl. Id of event: us20005egl. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:23:12 / 12:23 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 13:23:12 / April 4, 2016 @ 1:23 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 103 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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