A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 78.42 km (49 miles). Exact location of event, longitude 167.1599 East, latitude -14.771 South, depth = 78.42 km. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:35:23 / 10:35 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007wbk. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007wbk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/17 / 2017-01-30 23:35:23 / January 30, 2017 @ 11:35 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola, Luganville (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days one hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
Did you feel it?
What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 33 km NNE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
Copyright © 2017 earthquakenewstoday.com All rights reserved.