A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 05:43:45 / March 7, 2020 @ 5:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.8542° East, -17.9138° South. Id of earthquake: us60008bj6. Event ids that are associated: us60008bj6. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:43:45 / 4:43 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. Nearby 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 four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 53 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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