A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/20 / 2020-01-12 07:01:47 / January 12, 2020 @ 7:01 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 118.5 km (74 miles). Exact location of earthquake, 167.4746° East, -14.864° South, depth 118.5 km. Unique identifier: us60007esd. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007esd. The temblor was detected at 18:01:47 / 6:01 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville. Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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