A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 112 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (70 miles). The temblor was detected at 21:22:23 / 9:22 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude 167.4235 East, latitude -17.1897 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/10/20 / 2020-10-09 21:22:23 / October 9, 2020 @ 9:22 pm. Event id: us6000c760. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000c760.
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 one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days one hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 112 km WNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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