A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 175 km SSE of Isangel, Vanuatu (109 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 14/03/17 / 2017-03-14 12:36:43 / March 14, 2017 @ 12:36 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 23:36:43 / 11:36 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 129.73 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 169.9928 East, latitude -20.9839 South, depth = 129.73 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100088vp. Id of event: us100088vp.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 175 km SSE of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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