A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 23.34 km (15 miles). Global time and date of event 14/06/17 / 2017-06-14 00:25:40 / June 14, 2017 @ 12:25 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009m97. Id of event: us20009m97. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 11:25:40 / 11:25 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 168.6637° East, -18.2802° South, depth 23.34 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 71 km (44 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 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 three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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