A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Thursday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.0092 East, latitude -14.9385 South, depth = 41.55 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/09/17 / 2017-09-20 15:32:28 / September 20, 2017 @ 3:32 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000arwt. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000arwt. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.55 km (26 miles). The temblor was reported at 02:32:28 / 2:32 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (41 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 13 km NNW of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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