A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. The temblor was picked up at 12:26:04 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 20/01/20 / 2020-01-20 01:26:04 / January 20, 2020 @ 1:26 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us60007ld2. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007ld2. Exact location of event, longitude 167.7738 East, latitude -14.9127 South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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