A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 169.1344 East, latitude -18.0396 South, depth = 18.31 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.31 km (11 miles). Event id: us20009yvq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009yvq. The temblor was picked up at 19:59:08 / 7:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/07/17 / 2017-07-21 08:59:08 / July 21, 2017 @ 8:59 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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