A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. The temblor was picked up at 13:03:34 / 1:03 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude 167.8688 East, latitude -15.6302 South, depth = 120.55 km. Unique identifier: us6000c5p7. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000c5p7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 120.55 km (75 miles). Global time and date of event 05/10/20 / 2020-10-05 13:03:34 / October 5, 2020 @ 1:03 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Event epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: 69 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu.
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