A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.4 km (6 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:16:29 / 9:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 168.0206 East, latitude -17.3278 South, depth = 10.4 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 23/08/20 / 2020-08-23 21:16:29 / August 23, 2020 @ 9:16 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bjil. Id of event: us6000bjil. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 54 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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