A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 143.19 km (89 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 location of event, longitude 167.4337 East, latitude -14.822 South, depth = 143.19 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 29/01/20 / 2020-01-29 20:53:54 / January 29, 2020 @ 8:53 pm. Unique identifier: us70007kwl. Ids that are associated to the event: us70007kwl. The temblor was picked up at 07:53:54 / 7:53 am (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 48 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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