A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.5421 East, latitude -14.5865 South, depth = 159.74 km. Unique identifier: us60007k5j. Ids that are associated to the event: us60007k5j. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:42:08 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 159.74 km (99 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/20 / 2020-01-18 12:42:08 / January 18, 2020 @ 12:42 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). The epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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: 73 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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