A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 160 km NE of Sola, Vanuatu (99 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i2vp. Id of event: us1000i2vp. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/12/18 / 2018-12-05 16:05:12 / December 5, 2018 @ 4:05 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 168.5208° East, latitude -12.7848° South, depth = 625.15 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:05:12 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 625.15 km (388 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 160 km NE of Sola, Vanuatu.
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