A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 225 km NE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (140 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9xa. Unique identifier: us2000a9xa. Exact location of event, longitude 169.9412 East, latitude -16.4228 South, depth = 25.24 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 25.24 km (16 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/08/17 / 2017-08-20 10:09:07 / August 20, 2017 @ 10:09 am. The temblor was picked up at 21:09:07 / 9:09 pm (local time epicenter).
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 one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 225 km NE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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