A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Isangel in Vanuatu. The temblor was detected at 10:53:43 / 10:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/12/18 / 2018-12-12 23:53:43 / December 12, 2018 @ 11:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000it31. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000it31. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 169.6837° East, -19.4855° South. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Isangel (c. 1 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Isangel (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
Every 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.