A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 260.43 km (162 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10008f2b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008f2b. The temblor was reported at 09:17:43 / 9:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/04/17 / 2017-04-05 22:17:43 / April 5, 2017 @ 10:17 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 169.5639° East, -19.0029° South, depth 260.43 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, 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. 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.
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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. 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: 68 km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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