A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/05/17 / 2017-05-26 22:32:07 / May 26, 2017 @ 10:32 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 100.15 km (62 miles). Exact location, longitude 167.1043° East, latitude -14.8923° South, depth = 100.15 km. Id of earthquake: us10008vlr. Event ids that are associated: us10008vlr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:32:07 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (44 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 18 km NNE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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