A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The temblor was picked up at 06:29:15 / 6:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, 168.4862° East, -17.1673° South, depth 10 km. Id of earthquake: us7000bj71. Event ids that are associated: us7000bj71. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/09/20 / 2020-09-07 06:29:15 / September 7, 2020 @ 6:29 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 65 km (41 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 65 km NNE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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