A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, 167.3419° East, -14.5821° South, depth 161.2 km. The temblor was reported at 07:17:16 / 7:17 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/21 / 2021-01-18 07:17:16 / January 18, 2021 @ 7:17 am. Event id: us7000d11r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d11r. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 161.2 km (100 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 106 km (66 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville, Sola. Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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: 58 km NNE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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