A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.074 East, latitude -16.2295 South, depth = 168.29 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10006rl6. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006rl6. The epicenter was at a depth of 168.29 km (105 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 11:05:58 / September 22, 2016 @ 11:05 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:05:58 / 10:05 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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