A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 64 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (40 miles) on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.87 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005iny. Unique identifier: us20005iny. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 18:47:11 / April 15, 2016 @ 6:47 pm. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:47:11 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 166.7477° East, -14.5447° South, depth 33.87 km.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days twenty-two, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 64 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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