A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 188.33 km (117 miles). Event id: us60004y56. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60004y56. The temblor was reported at 06:11:44 / 6:11 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/07/19 / 2019-07-31 19:11:44 / July 31, 2019 @ 7:11 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 168.0027 East, latitude -16.1859 South, depth = 188.33 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 63 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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