A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude 167.7434 East, latitude -18.1965 South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/05/19 / 2019-05-20 07:34:11 / May 20, 2019 @ 7:34 am. The temblor was picked up at 18:34:11 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70003nn6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70003nn6. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km SW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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