A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, 167.8209° East, -17.0244° South, depth 13.86 km. 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: us60009zma. Unique identifier: us60009zma. Global time and date of event 26/05/20 / 2020-05-26 22:52:13 / May 26, 2020 @ 10:52 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 09:52:13 / 9:52 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.86 km (9 miles).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 95 km (59 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 94 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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