A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 278 km E of Sola, Vanuatu (173 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 170.1268 East, latitude -13.8294 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:21:02 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/09/17 / 2017-09-14 22:21:02 / September 14, 2017 @ 10:21 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000amww. Id of event: us2000amww.
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 one and in the last 365 days six 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 278 km E of Sola, Vanuatu.
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