A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Global time and date of event 02/09/20 / 2020-09-02 00:58:05 / September 2, 2020 @ 12:58 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us7000bg96. Event ids that are associated: us7000bg96. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:58:05 / 12:58 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 114.15 km (71 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 167.339° East, -14.8738° South, depth 114.15 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days ninety-two 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. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 34 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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