A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. Event id: us6000890s. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000890s. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.7278 East, latitude -17.9049 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 22:21:59 / March 3, 2020 @ 10:21 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 09:21:59 / 9:21 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 65 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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