A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 139.8 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 29/06/17 / 2017-06-29 02:24:30 / June 29, 2017 @ 2:24 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 13:24:30 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.2864 East, latitude -14.8932 South, depth = 139.8 km. 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: us10009549. Id of event: us10009549.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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