5.5 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Vanuatu

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 172.92 km (107 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/09/17 / 2017-09-05 02:50:00 / September 5, 2017 @ 2:50 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:50:00 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000aful. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000aful. Exact location of earthquake, 167.9942° East, -16.2377° South, depth 172.92 km.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/09/05/moderate-earthquake-5-5-mag-strikes-near-lakatoro-in-vanuatu/

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