A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 154 km NNW of Sola, Vanuatu (96 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/08/19 / 2019-08-22 22:54:26 / August 22, 2019 @ 10:54 pm. Exact location of event, longitude 167.0469 East, latitude -12.5796 South, depth = 213.34 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 213.34 km (133 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700057bs. Id of event: us700057bs. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:54:26 / 9:54 am (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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