A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 139 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu (86 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ies. Id of event: us10008ies. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.4566 East, latitude -13.2166 South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:14:32 / 6:14 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/04/17 / 2017-04-17 19:14:32 / April 17, 2017 @ 7:14 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 139 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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