A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. Unique identifier: us70003hsv. Ids that are associated to the event: us70003hsv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 170.37 km (106 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/05/19 / 2019-05-06 23:19:13 / May 6, 2019 @ 11:19 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude 167.1721° East, latitude -15.8013° South, depth = 170.37 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:19:13 / 10:19 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro, Luganville.
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. 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 fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 29 km S of Luganville, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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