A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/04/18 / 2018-04-03 11:31:34 / April 3, 2018 @ 11:31 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 229.96 km (143 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:31:34 / 10:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 169.3699° East, -19.0796° South, depth 229.96 km. Id of earthquake: us1000ddkq. Event ids that are associated: us1000ddkq.
Event epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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