A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, Vanuatu region (0 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/03/20 / 2020-03-21 04:57:31 / March 21, 2020 @ 4:57 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 598.72 km (372 miles). Exact location, longitude 172.467° East, latitude -14.7571° South, depth = 598.72 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70008h0v. Unique identifier: us70008h0v. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:57:31 / 3:57 pm (local time epicenter).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: Vanuatu region.
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