A earthquake with magnitude 6.1 (ml/mb) was reported 112 kilometers (70 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Wednesday. All ids that are associated to the event: us60009zv5. Unique identifier: us60009zv5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 6.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:09:18 / 6:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 168.1028° East, -18.7322° South. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/05/20 / 2020-05-27 07:09:18 / May 27, 2020 @ 7:09 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 113 km (70 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 112 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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