A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Sola in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 6.57 km, 167.7778° East, -14.0706° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600085y8. Id of event: us600085y8. The epicenter was at a depth of 6.57 km (4 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:10:28 / 11:10 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 12:10:28 / February 23, 2020 @ 12:10 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Sola. Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 32 km SE of Sola, Vanuatu.
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