A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. The temblor was detected at 15:38:28 / 3:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.1635 East, latitude -16.2581 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 04:38:28 / April 30, 2016 @ 4:38 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10005cn8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005cn8. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 31 km SW of Norsup, Vanuatu.
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