A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 155 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (96 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:47:51 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/12/20 / 2020-12-25 20:47:51 / December 25, 2020 @ 8:47 pm. Exact location of earthquake, 167.0827° East, -18.5054° South, depth 23.39 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.39 km (15 miles). 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: us6000d310. Id of event: us6000d310.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 155 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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