A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 84 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (52 miles) on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 20:52:40 / 8:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005hdf. Unique identifier: us20005hdf. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.681 East, latitude -14.3791 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/04/16 / 2016-04-12 09:52:40 / April 12, 2016 @ 9:52 am UTC/GMT.
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 twenty-four, in the past 30 days twenty-seven and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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