A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006rem. Id of event: us60006rem. The temblor was detected at 15:57:37 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27 km (17 miles). Global time and date of event 14/12/19 / 2019-12-14 04:57:37 / December 14, 2019 @ 4:57 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 27 km, 167.6886° East, -14.4222° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. Earthquake epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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