A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Saturday. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:23:13 / 7:23 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007mc6. Unique identifier: us10007mc6. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.858 East, latitude -19.1347 South, depth = 76.68 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 76.68 km (48 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 time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/12/16 / 2016-12-23 20:23:13 / December 23, 2016 @ 8:23 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km NW of Isangel, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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