A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 99.82 km (62 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 location of event, depth 99.82 km, 168.9131° East, -18.9336° South. The temblor was detected at 08:21:57 / 8:21 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000gbew. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000gbew. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/07/18 / 2018-07-22 21:21:57 / July 22, 2018 @ 9:21 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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