A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Exact location, longitude 169.7077° East, latitude -20.2998° South, depth = 114.24 km. Id of earthquake: us1000g79m. Event ids that are associated: us1000g79m. Global time and date of event 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 17:02:19 / August 12, 2018 @ 5:02 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114.24 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:02:19 / 4:02 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel. Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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