A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact location, longitude 167.3646° East, latitude -14.926° South, depth = 120.52 km. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:50:01 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 120.52 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/07/20 / 2020-07-05 18:50:01 / July 5, 2020 @ 6:50 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000aid9. Unique identifier: us7000aid9.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 118 km (73 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola, Luganville (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 33 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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