A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Friday. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:03:50 / 1:03 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.9497° East, -15.9838° South, depth 160.81 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/03/21 / 2021-03-12 01:03:50 / March 12, 2021 @ 1:03 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dia4. Id of event: us7000dia4. The epicenter was at a depth of 160.81 km (100 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro. Event epicenter was 99 km (61 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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