A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 123 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu (76 miles). The temblor was picked up at 01:02:52 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 18/03/20 / 2020-03-18 14:02:52 / March 18, 2020 @ 2:02 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70008gyn. Event ids that are associated: us70008gyn. Exact location of earthquake, 167.158° East, -17.6869° South, depth 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days thirty 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 123 km W of Port-Vila, Vanuatu.
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