A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported Vanuatu kilometers (0 miles) from Vanuatu on Thursday. Id of earthquake: us1000i3nf. Event ids that are associated: us1000i3nf. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 234.67 km (146 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 18:44:22 / December 6, 2018 @ 6:44 pm UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:44:22 / 6:44 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 169.4715 East, latitude -19.0521 South, depth = 234.67 km.
Event epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Isangel (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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