A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.5803 East, latitude -17.446 South, depth = 8.72 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 29/05/20 / 2020-05-29 16:13:19 / May 29, 2020 @ 4:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 8.72 km (5 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:13:19 / 4:13 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a1xb. Id of event: us6000a1xb.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 84 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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