A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000bmbi. Id of event: us7000bmbi. The temblor was reported at 06:47:22 / 6:47 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/09/20 / 2020-09-12 06:47:22 / September 12, 2020 @ 6:47 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 134.97 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 134.97 km, 167.3688° East, -14.852° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville. Earthquake epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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