A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.8058 East, latitude -17.2821 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 22:14:49 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000an1a. Id of event: us7000an1a. Global time and date of event 13/07/20 / 2020-07-13 22:14:49 / July 13, 2020 @ 10:14 pm UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. Epicenter of the event was 74 km (46 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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