A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Sunday. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:35:37 / 3:35 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000av8z. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000av8z. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 116.29 km (72 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/17 / 2017-10-21 16:35:37 / October 21, 2017 @ 4:35 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 167.8719° East, latitude -15.6724° South, depth = 116.29 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 68 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu.
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