A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, 166.8573° East, -13.6673° South, depth 115.19 km. Id of earthquake: us100073kd. Event ids that are associated: us100073kd. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:35:35 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115.19 km (72 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/11/16 / 2016-11-01 20:35:35 / November 1, 2016 @ 8:35 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-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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