A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600089qe. Id of event: us600089qe. Exact location, longitude 167.5647° East, latitude -18.0083° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:57:18 / 7:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/03/20 / 2020-03-04 20:57:18 / March 4, 2020 @ 8:57 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 85 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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