A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 107 km WNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (66 miles) on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/04/16 / 2016-04-20 07:12:30 / April 20, 2016 @ 7:12 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 166.1732° East, -14.5934° South. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:12:30 / 6:12 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20005k2u. Event ids that are associated: us20005k2u.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 107 km WNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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