5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Vanuatu

Earthquake location -12.3581S, 166.7618WA moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 189 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (117 miles) on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude 166.7618 East, latitude -12.3581 South, depth = 137.87 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137.87 km (86 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/07/17 / 2017-07-06 09:44:49 / July 6, 2017 @ 9:44 am UTC/GMT. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:44:49 / 8:44 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10009772. Ids that are associated to the event: us10009772.

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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/07/06/moderate-earthquake-m5-2-quake-has-struck-near-sola-in-vanuatu/

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