A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) strikes 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.76 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude 167.4309° East, latitude -16.013° South, depth = 36.76 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/16 / 2016-09-17 02:31:59 / September 17, 2016 @ 2:31 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:31:59 / 1:31 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10006qbn. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006qbn.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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. 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: 7 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu.
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