A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 169.5363° East, latitude -18.9562° South, depth = 259.44 km. Unique identifier: us2000a7sb. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7sb. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 259.44 km (161 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:18:13 / 11:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 13/08/17 / 2017-08-13 12:18:13 / August 13, 2017 @ 12:18 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 five and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 71 km NNE of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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