A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 173 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (107 miles). 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 167.4577 East, latitude -19.0669 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/05/19 / 2019-05-08 14:57:00 / May 8, 2019 @ 2:57 pm. The temblor was detected at 01:57:00 / 1:57 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003ic7. Id of event: us70003ic7.
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 173 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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