A major earthquake magnitude 7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. The 7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:33:26 / 6:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 19:33:26 / April 28, 2016 @ 7:33 pm. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, 167.3368° East, -16.0941° South. All ids that are associated to the event: pt16119051, at00o6cznp, us10005c88. Unique identifier: us10005c88. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Norsup in Vanuatu (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 5 km WSW of Norsup, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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