A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 108 kilometers (67 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.51 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 10:38:23 / 10:38 am (local time epicenter). 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: 07/03/17 / 2017-03-07 23:38:23 / March 7, 2017 @ 11:38 pm. Exact location, longitude 168.0581° East, latitude -15.038° South, depth = 12.51 km. Id of earthquake: us100087kn. Event ids that are associated: us100087kn.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 110 km (68 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 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 sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 108 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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