A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu on Thursday. The temblor was detected at 00:27:41 / 12:27 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 174.08 km (108 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/10/19 / 2019-10-30 13:27:41 / October 30, 2019 @ 1:27 pm. Exact location of event, depth 174.08 km, 167.3413° East, -14.4055° South. Unique identifier: us600064uv. Ids that are associated to the event: us600064uv.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola. The epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km SSW of Sola, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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