A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 92 kilometers (57 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.753° East, -17.0915° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 04:20:50 / September 6, 2020 @ 4:20 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bit0. Unique identifier: us7000bit0. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:20:50 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. Epicenter of the event was 94 km (58 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 92 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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