A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Thursday. Exact location, longitude 167.7999° East, latitude -17.7412° South, depth = 42.21 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/01/18 / 2018-01-17 13:56:15 / January 17, 2018 @ 1:56 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000ckau. Unique identifier: us2000ckau. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:56:15 / 12:56 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.21 km (26 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
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 one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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