A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Monday. The temblor was reported at 09:56:18 / 9:56 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us60008c8b. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008c8b. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude 167.811° East, latitude -17.8754° South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 08/03/20 / 2020-03-08 22:56:18 / March 8, 2020 @ 10:56 pm UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 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 one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 56 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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