A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 22:23:41 / 10:23 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us600079av. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600079av. Exact location of earthquake, 167.5592° East, -14.5753° South, depth 122.22 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 122.22 km (76 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/01/20 / 2020-01-05 11:23:41 / January 5, 2020 @ 11:23 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 75 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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