A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Exact location of earthquake, 167.3154° East, -14.9354° South, depth 113.96 km. The temblor was picked up at 08:46:55 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us70007vxs. Unique identifier: us70007vxs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 113.96 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/02/20 / 2020-02-18 21:46:55 / February 18, 2020 @ 9:46 pm.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 67 km (42 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 31 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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