A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 167.8077 East, latitude -17.1346 South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bit4. Id of event: us7000bit4. The temblor was reported at 04:39:20 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 06/09/20 / 2020-09-06 04:39:20 / September 6, 2020 @ 4:39 am UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 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 have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 85 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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