A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:42:12 / 5:42 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/01/20 / 2020-01-27 18:42:12 / January 27, 2020 @ 6:42 pm. Exact location, longitude 168.0627° East, latitude -17.2799° South, depth = 35 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007k21. Id of event: us70007k21.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 57 km (36 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 57 km NNW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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