A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Port-Vila in Vanuatu. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Id of earthquake: us60008cjb. Event ids that are associated: us60008cjb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:52:17 / 1:52 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/03/20 / 2020-03-04 02:52:17 / March 4, 2020 @ 2:52 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, 167.7251° East, -17.9958° South.
Country/countries that might be effected, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Port-Vila (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Port-Vila (c. 35 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 69 km WSW of Port-Vila, Vanuatu. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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