A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 87 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (54 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 166.408° East, -14.5587° South. Global time and date of event 21/04/16 / 2016-04-21 18:53:02 / April 21, 2016 @ 6:53 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:53:02 / 5:53 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005kk9. Unique identifier: us20005kk9.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 87 km NW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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