A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/01/20 / 2020-01-11 09:03:19 / January 11, 2020 @ 9:03 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:03:19 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 167.6747° East, latitude -16.5941° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us70006y9r. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006y9r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 59 km SSE of Lakatoro, Vanuatu.
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