A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 105 kilometers (65 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude 166.5756 East, latitude -13.7783 South, depth = 42.96 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 08:54:40 / April 15, 2016 @ 8:54 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005ie6. Id of event: us20005ie6. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:54:40 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 42.96 km (27 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 106 km (66 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 five, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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