A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Port-Olry in Vanuatu on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/03/20 / 2020-03-01 18:44:49 / March 1, 2020 @ 6:44 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude 167.5505 East, latitude -14.5903 South, depth = 130.58 km. The temblor was detected at 05:44:49 / 5:44 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us60008b1m. Event ids that are associated: us60008b1m. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 130.58 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Vanuatu (c. 222 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Sola (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Sola (c. 1 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 74 km NE of Port-Olry, Vanuatu.
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