A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Monday. Id of earthquake: us60007bgd. Event ids that are associated: us60007bgd. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.7523 East, latitude -15.0485 South, depth = 123.54 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 14:55:24 / 2:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/01/20 / 2020-01-06 03:55:24 / January 6, 2020 @ 3:55 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 123.54 km (77 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 75 km E of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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