A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Unique identifier: us200082pn. Ids that are associated to the event: us200082pn. Exact location of earthquake, 167.7318° East, -15.0456° South, depth 107.19 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:20:31 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 107.19 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/16 / 2016-12-20 04:20:31 / December 20, 2016 @ 4:20 am.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 73 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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