A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/10/20 / 2020-10-28 14:12:56 / October 28, 2020 @ 2:12 pm. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:12:56 / 2:12 pm (local time epicenter). 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 178.34 km (111 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c6sn. Id of event: us7000c6sn. Exact location of earthquake, 167.3852° East, -14.4415° South, depth 178.34 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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