A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60009zxu. Id of event: us60009zxu. Exact location, longitude 167.6629° East, latitude -17.1299° South, depth = 10 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:11:55 / 9:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/05/20 / 2020-05-27 10:11:55 / May 27, 2020 @ 10:11 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 96 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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