A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 08:56:42 / 8:56 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/09/18 / 2018-09-07 21:56:42 / September 7, 2018 @ 9:56 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 167.8609° East, -18.3443° South, depth 10 km. Event id: us2000hgn8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hgn8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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