A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.21 km (11 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:50:15 / 9:50 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10005cl9. Event ids that are associated: us10005cl9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.0002 East, latitude -16.1751 South, depth = 18.21 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/04/16 / 2016-04-29 22:50:15 / April 29, 2016 @ 10:50 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro. Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. 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: 42 km WSW of Norsup, Vanuatu.
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