A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jhi. Id of event: us20005jhi. Global time and date of event 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 13:06:11 / April 18, 2016 @ 1:06 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 169.0337° East, latitude -19.479° South, depth = 74.53 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 74.53 km (46 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:06:11 / 12:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 25 km WNW of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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