A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us60009zwb. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009zwb. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.44 km (19 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 167.6097° East, -17.2674° South, depth 30.44 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/05/20 / 2020-05-27 08:05:55 / May 27, 2020 @ 8:05 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:05:55 / 7:05 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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