A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.87 East, latitude -16.1711 South, depth = 155.49 km. Global time and date of event 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 16:37:20 / June 17, 2017 @ 4:37 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009na7. Id of event: us20009na7. The temblor was picked up at 03:37:20 / 3:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 155.49 km (97 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro. Earthquake epicenter was 105 km (65 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 48 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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