A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 84 kilometers (52 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 earthquake, 167.6938° East, -17.2562° South, depth 10 km. The temblor was reported at 08:34:27 / 8:34 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 08:34:27 / September 12, 2020 @ 8:34 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us7000bmcx. Event ids that are associated: us7000bmcx.
The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila. Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 fourteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 84 km NW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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