A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Sunday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 168.224 East, latitude -17.8372 South, depth = 99.1 km. The temblor was reported at 04:48:18 / 4:48 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70008hwi. Event ids that are associated: us70008hwi. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/03/20 / 2020-03-28 17:48:18 / March 28, 2020 @ 5:48 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 99.1 km (62 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 15 km (10 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 15 km SW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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