A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:52:59 / 10:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude 167.6499° East, latitude -17.9504° South, depth = 10 km. Id of earthquake: us60008b6t. Event ids that are associated: us60008b6t. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/03/20 / 2020-03-03 11:52:59 / March 3, 2020 @ 11:52 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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: 75 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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