A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 143 km SSW of Lakatoro, Vanuatu (89 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/09/19 / 2019-09-20 18:20:07 / September 20, 2019 @ 6:20 pm. Event id: us60005lhn. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60005lhn. The temblor was picked up at 05:20:07 / 5:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 166.9535 East, latitude -17.3372 South, depth = 10.54 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.54 km (7 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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