A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 114 km N of Isangel, Vanuatu (71 miles). Global time and date of event 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 06:44:21 / February 26, 2017 @ 6:44 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us20008mhb. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008mhb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 243.87 km (152 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 243.87 km, 169.3793° East, -18.5234° South. The temblor was picked up at 17:44:21 / 5:44 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 four and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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