A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude 167.5514° East, latitude -17.9992° South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/03/20 / 2020-03-07 06:39:08 / March 7, 2020 @ 6:39 am. Event id: us60008bjs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008bjs. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 17:39:08 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter).
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). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 86 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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