A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.2051 East, latitude -16.2624 South, depth = 12.13 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 09:26:30 / April 30, 2016 @ 9:26 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10005cpm. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005cpm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.13 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:26:30 / 8:26 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 83 km (51 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby 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.
In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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