A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.05 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70006xrf. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006xrf. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 20:06:40 / January 10, 2020 @ 8:06 pm. The temblor was picked up at 07:06:40 / 7:06 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.4414° East, -16.6035° South, depth 13.05 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 53 km S of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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