A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 100 kilometers (62 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The temblor was detected at 08:24:54 / 8:24 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 167.3719° East, latitude -17.828° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000dhds. Id of event: us7000dhds. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/21 / 2021-03-09 08:24:54 / March 9, 2021 @ 8:24 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila. The epicenter was 101 km (63 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 eight, in the past 30 days fifty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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