A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Wednesday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:34:16 / 10:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 167.6919 East, latitude -13.7871 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us700063s8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700063s8. Global time and date of event 05/11/19 / 2019-11-05 23:34:16 / November 5, 2019 @ 11:34 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 19 km (12 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 18 km NE of Sola, Vanuatu.
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