A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/09/18 / 2018-09-06 23:48:27 / September 6, 2018 @ 11:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000hglj. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hglj. Exact location of event, longitude 167.9795 East, latitude -17.9096 South, depth = 21.56 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.56 km (13 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:48:27 / 10:48 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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