A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Unique identifier: us70005wdh. Ids that are associated to the event: us70005wdh. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 187.93 km (117 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.4695 East, latitude -14.6917 South, depth = 187.93 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/10/19 / 2019-10-20 15:30:08 / October 20, 2019 @ 3:30 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:30:08 / 2:30 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 60 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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