A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. The temblor was reported at 11:13:46 / 11:13 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 198.98 km (124 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us1000hbff. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000hbff. 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: 13/10/18 / 2018-10-13 00:13:46 / October 13, 2018 @ 12:13 am. Exact location, longitude 167.2156° East, latitude -13.6783° South, depth = 198.98 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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 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: 42 km WNW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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