A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 165.66 km (103 miles). The temblor was reported at 14:15:43 / 2:15 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009hnm. Unique identifier: us70009hnm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.9806 East, latitude -16.0936 South, depth = 165.66 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/05/20 / 2020-05-16 03:15:43 / May 16, 2020 @ 3:15 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 108 km (67 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 60 km E of Lakatoro, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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