A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.7259° East, -13.8072° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 05/11/19 / 2019-11-05 23:17:25 / November 5, 2019 @ 11:17 pm. The temblor was reported at 10:17:25 / 10:17 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us700063rx. Event ids that are associated: us700063rx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 21 km (13 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 five and in the last 365 days thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 20 km ENE of Sola, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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