A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/03/17 / 2017-03-29 23:56:39 / March 29, 2017 @ 11:56 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.53 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 10:56:39 / 10:56 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.8499 East, latitude -19.3678 South, depth = 56.53 km. Event id: us10008d6h. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008d6h.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. The epicenter was 48 km (30 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 48 km WNW of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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