A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/02/20 / 2020-02-13 06:50:47 / February 13, 2020 @ 6:50 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.58 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70007p7m. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007p7m. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.8042 East, latitude -19.3053 South, depth = 114.58 km. The temblor was picked up at 17:50:47 / 5:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 55 km WNW of Isangel, Vanuatu.
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