A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. Global time and date of event 15/02/20 / 2020-02-15 12:47:49 / February 15, 2020 @ 12:47 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude 167.2339 East, latitude -14.9599 South, depth = 78.72 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 78.72 km (49 miles). Id of earthquake: us70007u6k. Event ids that are associated: us70007u6k. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:47:49 / 11:47 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop). Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Luganville (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 22 km ENE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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