A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Lakatoro in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 183.67 km (114 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6xb. Id of event: us6000d6xb. Exact location of event, longitude 167.9359 East, latitude -16.1755 South, depth = 183.67 km. The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:39:39 / 1:39 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/01/21 / 2021-01-09 01:39:39 / January 9, 2021 @ 1:39 am.
Epicenter of the event was 110 km (69 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Lakatoro (c. 700 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Lakatoro (min 5000 pop).
Each 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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