A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Luganville in Vanuatu on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 119.28 km (74 miles). The temblor was picked up at 03:32:31 / 3:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 167.3936° East, -15.4443° South, depth 119.28 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/01/20 / 2020-01-10 16:32:31 / January 10, 2020 @ 4:32 pm. Id of earthquake: us70006xl2. Event ids that are associated: us70006xl2.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro, Luganville (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 26 km (16 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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-three 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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