A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu on Wednesday. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:32:50 / 1:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 128.94 km (80 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/05/18 / 2018-05-30 02:32:50 / May 30, 2018 @ 2:32 am. Exact location, longitude 167.7253° East, latitude -15.705° South, depth = 128.94 km. Id of earthquake: us1000eeei. Event ids that are associated: us1000eeei.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro. Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
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. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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