A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 09:09:02 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 22:09:02 / April 29, 2016 @ 10:09 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10005ckw. Event ids that are associated: us10005ckw. Exact location, longitude 167.1918° East, latitude -16.2371° South, depth = 35 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 28 km (18 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 27 km SW of Norsup, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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