A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 101 kilometers (63 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 166.5895° East, -14.246° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:57:38 / 6:57 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005ft6. Event ids that are associated: us20005ft6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 07:57:38 / April 6, 2016 @ 7:57 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 111 km (69 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 101 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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