A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007k5c. Id of event: us60007k5c. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 129.95 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 13:53:41 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 02:53:41 / January 18, 2020 @ 2:53 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 129.95 km, 167.7734° East, -14.6711° South.
The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 88 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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