A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 166.94 km (104 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 28/07/17 / 2017-07-28 06:56:18 / July 28, 2017 @ 6:56 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us2000a22u. Event ids that are associated: us2000a22u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:56:18 / 5:56 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 167.9933 East, latitude -16.1444 South, depth = 166.94 km.
Epicenter of the event was 62 km (38 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 three and in the last 365 days thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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