A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Tuesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.7902 East, latitude -13.3613 South, depth = 50.1 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d1gl. Id of event: us7000d1gl. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 50.1 km (31 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:18:19 / 8:18 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/01/21 / 2021-01-19 20:18:19 / January 19, 2021 @ 8:18 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 101 km (62 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days fourty-two 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. 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. 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: 100 km NW of Sola, Vanuatu.
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