A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, 167.4809° East, -14.9389° South, depth 106.89 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 106.89 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 23/03/20 / 2020-03-23 06:37:13 / March 23, 2020 @ 6:37 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us70008edr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70008edr. The temblor was detected at 17:37:13 / 5:37 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Luganville (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Luganville (c. 13 400 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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