A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Sunday. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:30:39 / 7:30 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005crg. Unique identifier: us10005crg. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 20:30:39 / April 30, 2016 @ 8:30 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.5239 East, latitude -16.272 South, depth = 10 km.
Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 20 km SSE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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