A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, 167.7194° East, -17.4123° South, depth 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 11:07:49 / 11:07 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000a1p9. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000a1p9. Exact time and date of earthquake 29/05/20 / 2020-05-29 11:07:49 / May 29, 2020 @ 11:07 am UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-four 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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