A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:43:04 / 2:43 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/04/16 / 2016-04-15 03:43:04 / April 15, 2016 @ 3:43 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 166.4501° East, -14.8493° South. 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: us20005icn. Id of event: us20005icn.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 107 km (66 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-two and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 68 km WNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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