A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 174 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (108 miles) on Sunday. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.6016° East, -19.1557° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000csrv. Id of event: us7000csrv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 20:43:48 / 8:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 20:43:48 / December 20, 2020 @ 8:43 pm UTC/GMT.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 174 km SSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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