A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70009lzu. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009lzu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 20:31:53 / May 20, 2020 @ 8:31 pm. Exact location of event, depth 179.47 km, 167.9296° East, -16.3004° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 179.47 km (112 miles). The temblor was picked up at 07:31:53 / 7:31 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Lakatoro. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-seven 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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