A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 158 km SW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (98 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/12/20 / 2020-12-27 15:16:26 / December 27, 2020 @ 3:16 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.3228 East, latitude -18.8128 South, depth = 10 km. The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:16:26 / 3:16 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d3ge. Unique identifier: us6000d3ge.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 158 km SW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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