A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 117 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu (73 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 166.5923° East, -13.3786° South. The temblor was detected at 14:10:03 / 2:10 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 03:10:03 / April 17, 2017 @ 3:10 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10008i9e. Unique identifier: us10008i9e.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 117 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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