A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 10 kilometers (6 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:00:46 / 7:00 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105.99 km (66 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/10/20 / 2020-10-23 19:00:46 / October 23, 2020 @ 7:00 pm. Exact location, longitude 167.0505° East, latitude -15.1299° South, depth = 105.99 km. Unique identifier: us6000cc9j. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cc9j.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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