A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 103 kilometers (64 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0sd. Id of event: us7000d0sd. The temblor was detected at 03:38:55 / 3:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 168.1177° East, -15.4266° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/01/21 / 2021-01-17 03:38:55 / January 17, 2021 @ 3:38 am.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville. Epicenter of the earthquake was 103 km (64 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 103 km E of Luganville, Vanuatu.
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