A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Norsup in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000crdn. Id of event: us7000crdn. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 124.57 km (77 miles). The temblor was picked up at 22:43:05 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.7836 East, latitude -15.6458 South, depth = 124.57 km. Global time and date of event 15/12/20 / 2020-12-15 22:43:05 / December 15, 2020 @ 10:43 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km NE of Norsup, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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