A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Wednesday. Event id: us600051r4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600051r4. Exact location of event, depth 123.3 km, 167.7054° East, -15.5082° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:32:40 / 4:32 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.3 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/08/19 / 2019-08-07 05:32:40 / August 7, 2019 @ 5:32 am.
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville. Event epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 57 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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