A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 85 km W of Port-Olry, Vanuatu (53 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 08:54:47 / 8:54 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/20 / 2020-02-24 21:54:47 / February 24, 2020 @ 9:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 166.2661 East, latitude -14.923 South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us60008683. Event ids that are associated: us60008683.
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 two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 85 km W of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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