A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 172.92 km (107 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 02:50:00 / September 5, 2017 @ 2:50 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:50:00 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000aful. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aful. Exact location of earthquake, 167.9942° East, -16.2377° South, depth 172.92 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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