A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 130 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (81 miles) on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.0964 East, latitude -17.7073 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/20 / 2020-02-19 12:33:05 / February 19, 2020 @ 12:33 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600084kd. Id of event: us600084kd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:33:05 / 11:33 pm (local time epicenter).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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: 130 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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